Special Announcement


Domestic Violence Awareness Month at World Bank Group


 HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: A Domestic Abuse Awareness Campaign

The Domestic Abuse Prevention Program (DAPP) invites you to engage with your colleagues and join the “HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT” campaign of events in observance of the U.S.-based Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the internationally renowned "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence." Our institutions are not immune to the shadow epidemic, referring to the surge in domestic abuse cases reported worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of us, the Hybrid Working model (home-based and office-based settings), has empowered staff to work in productive and flexible ways. Yet, for victims/survivors, the arrangement may continue to enable opportunities to further domestic abuse. The awareness campaign HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT showcases tools to identify, mitigate and prevent this scourge of abuse.


HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT – Virtual Reality (VR) Experience: Walk in the shoes of someone experiencing emotional and financial abuse. This immersive and interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience is available now (in English), and will be available in November in French, Spanish and Arabic. Ongoing. Click here for English version.

Upcomming Events

Thursday, December 9, 2021 

DAPP Beyond Headquarters: Renewing our outreach focus to staff and their spouses/domestic partners in their specific cultural context. The series of events will commence on Thursday December 9, with a presentation to the staff of our Egypt, Djibouti and Yemen Country Offices. Click here for DAPP wesbite for more information


Past Events

Healing Emotional Pain and Trauma through Movement: Research suggests that traumatic wounds can be stored or held in our bodies causing physiological responses that can destabilize us, make us feel unsafe or insecure. This conversational circle - webinar will focus on engaging experts from the fields of occupational health, psychology and trauma - informed yoga who use movement to help individuals overcome painful traumatic experiences that may be stored in the body. Click here for details.

A Call to Action - Engaging Men and Boys in Healthy Masculinities: moderated by World Bank Group speakers, of leading male activists and educators, private sector business owners, and international speakers as they engage in conversations about various notions of masculinities that can shape attitudes, beliefs and ultimately behavior. Panel members will include male activist Tony Porter, "A Call to Men;" Pamela Zaballa of “NO MORE Foundation”;  representatives of "Men Engage" chapters in Canada and Nepal as well as the "NO MORE Foundation" chapters in Cyprus and Ecuador. Participants will learn how these men have cultivated a space of awareness and accountability to promote gender equality.  Participants will also be offered strategies to promote healthy relationships at the workplace, community, and home. (Webinar – 90 minutes) Click here for details (DAPP)

In Partnership with: WBG/IMF Health & Safety Directorate (HSD), Domestic Abuse Prevention Program (DAPP), Legal (LEG), and Global Themes Department - Gender Unit (HGNDR).​

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States, the WBG Domestic Abuse Prevention Program (DAPP) and co-sponsoring units are pleased to offer the following events.

WBG/IMF DAPP Site: http://DomesticAbuse

Questions/Information: DAPPEvents@WorldBankGroup.org