Optimizing Cash-based Interventions for Protection from Gender-based Violence: Protocol for GBV Caseworkers

From 2016 to 2018, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) undertook a project to build humanitarian actors’ capacity to mainstream protection in cash-based interventions (CBIs) and to utilize CBIs for protection outcomes, specifically protection from gender-based violence (GBV). Guidance and tools were developed in close collaboration with key humanitarian partners.

This protocol consists of three sections:

1. Use of cash for GBV survivor support: Integrating cash assistance into the GBV case management process;

2. Referral process to obtain cash assistance: Assessing a client of GBV case management’s need for cash assistance, making a referral to a cash provider, and tailoring the referral to maximize protection benefits and minimize protection risks; and

3. Communicating the referral process with client: Explaining a referral for cash to a client of GBV case management and obtaining consent.


WRC, IRC and Mercy Corps



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© WRC, 2018

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