VIG is a registered international development and humanitarian consultancy group led by women and minority groups who have lived experience of residing in conflict, post-conflict, and fragile states. Our focus is squarely on promoting a feminist, socially inclusive, and intersectional agenda worldwide, with our primary mission being to address gender and social disparities, as well as intergenerational poverty. With specialisation in conflict analysis and peacebuilding, our team is comprised of highly skilled and experienced peacebuilding experts and practitioners from the Global South who have expertise in working with communities affected by violent conflicts and extremism in fragile states.

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Our Thematic Focus

VIG use’s gender-transformative and conflict sensitive approaches to help shape policies and frameworks to address the unique needs of women, children, youth and religious minorities.

01.

Conflict Analysis and Peace Building

We deeply acknowledge the intersectionality of discrimination and inequality faced by vulnerable populations. We have dedicated ourselves to the critical areas of de-radicalisation, countering violent extremism, and building resilient communities for sustainable peacebuilding.

02.

Gender Equity

We recognise the disproportionate impact on individuals and communities, influenced by factors such as gender, age, disability, geography, ethnicity, sexual identity etc. We are committed to an intersectional and gender-transformative approach in all our work, ensuring that resources are distributed equitably and that the voices and needs of marginalised individuals are heard and addressed.

03.

Gender-Based Violence

Drawing on our extensive experience in both conflict and non-conflict zones, our team of experts has developed comprehensive programmes, toolkits, policies, and capacity-building initiatives focused on addressing gender-based violence.

04.

Social Inclusion

Our work centers on engaging and supporting individuals and communities who face barriers to access due to stigma and discrimination associated with their social status and identities.

05.

Safeguarding

VIG offers comprehensive safeguarding technical services, embedding protection against exploitation, abuse, and harassment into every initiative. With a team of global safeguarding professionals, we provide tailored support across various thematic areas, including SEAH, child safeguarding, digital protection, and incident handling, ensuring organizations receive contextually relevant guidance to enhance their safeguarding efforts.

06.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

We generate evidence on maternal and child health issues focusing on initiatives focused on girls and women’s rights access to comprehensive SRHR services such as maternal health, child health, adolescent health etc. through active participation of communities in the research and evaluation processes that empowers individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their bodies and relationships. Our work emphasise consent, respect, and safety, and are tailored to be culturally sensitive and relevant to all demographics, ensuring that everyone owns the process.

Our Programme Areas

Health, SRHR, WASH, GBV

Humanitarian Needs Assessment

Agriculture

Rural development

Economic empowerment

Climate change

Market engagement

Education and skilling

Decent jobs and livelihood

GBV in emergencies

Private Sector Engagement

LinkedIn Recommendations

I have collaborated with Ritu at Save the Children, particularly on the issue of child poverty in Africa. Ritu is a dynamic facilitator with an astute command of the child rights narrative at Global, Africa and Asia narrative. Ritu is a remarkable trainer on social protection, where she incorporates expertise in design, planning, monitoring, evaluation and advocacy. Ritu is also a humble-servant leader, who listens to a variety of stakeholders at various levels in designing successful programmes. Ritu is an emerging and dynamic leader in social protection, gloablly.
Ritu worked with me as part of the Child Poverty Global Team at Save the Children. I can confirm that Ritu is a committed, highly capable and inspiring colleague. She is fully dedicated to development and humanitarian responses that protect and advance the rights of women and children, in a human rights framework. Ritu's work as part of the Child Poverty team at Save the Children involved managing and taking forward a complex portfolio of programmes and advocacy/influencing initiatives around gender-sensitive social protection, livelihoods and adolescent skills. In our year working together, I was deeply impressed by Ritu's work and dedication, and would greatly welcome the opportunity to collaborate directly again in future. Richard Morgan
Ritu is a strong programs and policy professional with a lot of applicable experience and skills set in under developed societies. Her background in supporting humanitarian missions and development programs is commendable and of particular interest to partners in community development programming in developing countries.
I had the pleasure of working directly with Ritu on a critical piece of research for our Behind the Brands initiative. Ritu led on the design and implementation of an independent evaluation of company commitments to gender equality in the cocoa sector. She has excellent communication and writing skills and was just all around a wonderful person to collaborate with. She always made sure we would bring a feminist lens to every aspect of the process, even in the 5min catch up on the calls before we got to the work agenda. I hope we have an opportunity to work together again.
I have known Dr Ritu for four years while we were studying together for our PhD's at Canterbury Christ Church University (Kent). Dr Ritu is young lady who is ambitious, self driven, hardworking and always committed to whatever she sets her mind to do. Because of her commitment and dedication to work she can work tirelessly under pressure with very minimal or no supervision at all. Dr Ritu is always eager to learn and is a very eloquent speaker. She is usually interested in open discussion where she would give her side which will be balanced, unbiased and very objective. This makes her a great asset to any company that upholds ethics, intergrity and objectivity. It is for her character and objectivity as well as her intelligence that I recommend Dr Ritu to any employer. I have no doubt that any company that employs her will benefit from the wealth of expertise that she possesses of which she will bring into the company. Should you require any further informtion on Dr. Ritu, I will be more than happy to help.
Dr Ritu worked passionately and with dedication while at Panos. She was able to take the outlines and broad goals of the organisation's new Public Health programme and identify real world opportunities in the shape of strategic partner organisations in the London health sector. Fun to work with, committed to her specialism and dedicated to realising the task at hand, Ritu is an asset to any team.

I have collaborated with Ritu at Save the Children, particularly on the issue of child poverty in Africa. Ritu is a dynamic facilitator with an astute command of the child rights narrative at Global, Africa and Asia narrative. Ritu is a remarkable trainer on social protection, where she incorporates expertise in design, planning, monitoring, evaluation and advocacy. Ritu is also a humble-servant leader, who listens to a variety of stakeholders at various levels in designing successful programmes. Ritu is an emerging and dynamic leader in social protection, gloablly.

Neesha Fakir

I had the pleasure of working directly with Ritu on a critical piece of research for our Behind the Brands initiative. Ritu led on the design and implementation of an independent evaluation of company commitments to gender equality in the cocoa sector. She has excellent communication and writing skills and was just all around a wonderful person to collaborate with. She always made sure we would bring a feminist lens to every aspect of the process, even in the 5min catch up on the calls before we got to the work agenda. I hope we have an opportunity to work together again.

Sarah Zoen

Ritu is a strong programs and policy professional with a lot of applicable experience and skills set in under developed societies. Her background in supporting humanitarian missions and development programs is commendable and of particular interest to partners in community development programming in developing countries.

Tariq Ismati

Ritu worked with me as part of the Child Poverty Global Team at Save the Children. I can confirm that Ritu is a committed, highly capable and inspiring colleague. She is fully dedicated to development and humanitarian responses that protect and advance the rights of women and children, in a human rights framework. Ritu's work as part of the Child Poverty team at Save the Children involved managing and taking forward a complex portfolio of programmes and advocacy/influencing initiatives around gender-sensitive social protection, livelihoods and adolescent skills. In our year working together, I was deeply impressed by Ritu's work and dedication, and would greatly welcome the opportunity to collaborate directly again in future. Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan

I have known Dr Ritu for four years while we were studying together for our PhD's at Canterbury Christ Church University (Kent). Dr Ritu is young lady who is ambitious, self driven, hardworking and always committed to whatever she sets her mind to do. Because of her commitment and dedication to work she can work tirelessly under pressure with very minimal or no supervision at all. Dr Ritu is always eager to learn and is a very eloquent speaker. She is usually interested in open discussion where she would give her side which will be balanced, unbiased and very objective. This makes her a great asset to any company that upholds ethics, intergrity and objectivity. It is for her character and objectivity as well as her intelligence that I recommend Dr Ritu to any employer. I have no doubt that any company that employs her will benefit from the wealth of expertise that she possesses of which she will bring into the company. Should you require any further informtion on Dr. Ritu, I will be more than happy to help. Dr. Pulane Lizzie Motswapong Motswapong@mopipi.ub.bw

Dr. Pulane Lizzie Motswapong

Dr Ritu worked passionately and with dedication while at Panos. She was able to take the outlines and broad goals of the organisation's new Public Health programme and identify real world opportunities in the shape of strategic partner organisations in the London health sector. Fun to work with, committed to her specialism and dedicated to realising the task at hand, Ritu is an asset to any team.

Emrys Schoemaker

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Testimonials

Working alongside VIG has been an incredible experience. Their commitment to promoting a feminist, socially inclusive, and intersectional agenda is inspiring. VIG's team of experts, with their lived experience in conflict and fragile states, brings a unique perspective to peacebuilding. Their dedication to addressing gender disparities is making a real impact in our communities.

I can't express how grateful we are for VIG's presence in our community. Their team, led by women and minority groups with real-life experience in conflict zones, understands our challenges like no other. Their support in addressing social disparities and intergenerational poverty has transformed lives here. VIG truly makes a difference.

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