About Us

The Irish Consortium of Gender Based Violence is an Irish based alliance of International human rights, humanitarian and development organisations, including International NGO’s, Irish Aid and The Irish Defence Forces. Established in 2005 as a response to reports of ongoing and systematic sexual violence against women and girls in the Darfur Region of Sudan, we work together to increase knowledge and understanding of violence against women and girls, and to ensure high quality programming and policy responses, in both Humanitarian and Development settings. We also build leadership to support our shared vision of a world free from gender-based violence.

We know that we can never achieve our shared global goals of gender equality, sustainable peace and sustainable development without addressing gender-based violence. We strive for a world where survivors are supported and protected, not isolated and stigmatised. We strive for a world beyond fear for women and girls, their families and communities.

Watch our video about our first 10 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHoZNwD6syI


The Consortium is led by a steering committee comprised of representatives from across member organisations. The steering committee is responsible for planning and overseeing the strategic direction of the consortium. The steering committee is supported in its work by a learning and practice group, and specific working groups as required.

Learning and Practice Group

The aim of the learning and practice group is to implement activities that develop and promote learning. This learning supports effective gender based violence response and prevention strategies in countries of operation.

Dominic MacSorley

Dominic MacSorley, Chair, Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence

Abby Ryan, Coordinator, Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence

In her role Abby offers day to day support to the activities of the Consortium.

Become a Member

ICGBV Membership Charter

ICGBV Membership Criteria


If you would like to become a member of the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence and fulfill membership criteria, then please contact the Coordinator on info@gbv.ie