Gender Diversity in the VAW Sector: Identifying the Barriers and Recommendations for Consideration


This discussion paper is informed by the Learning Network Knowledge Exchange on gender diversity in the violence against women sector (VAW) held in Toronto, Ontario in November 2016. It includes key themes which emerged from the panel presentations and discussions by participants including barriers to gender diversity in the VAW sector and recommendations for consideration. After you have read the paper, we hope you will join the discussion (Twitter: #GenderDiversityKE) or send us your thoughts about the paper and possible next steps for enhancing gender inclusivity in the VAW sector (

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