Voices against Violence
an article by UN Women
UN Women, in partnership with the World Association
of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) has
developed a global non-formal education curriculum
to engage young people in efforts to prevent and end
violence against girls and women.
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A first of its kind, ôVoices against Violenceö
is a co-educational curriculum designed for
various age groups ranging from 5 to 25 years. It
provides young people with tools and expertise to
understand the root causes of violence in their
communities, to educate and involve their peers
and communities to prevent such violence, and to
learn about where to access support if violence is
The curriculum includes a Handbook for peer
educators that will help them deliver age-
appropriate sessions, as well as age-appropriate
non-formal education activities.
The youngest groups may start out with
storytelling and games that prompt them to think
about gender bias and stereotypes, while older age
groups can organize poster competitions, visit and
volunteer with local shelters, or develop local
community-based campaigns and projects to address
specific forms of violence against girls and
Voices against Violence is a tool for young people
around the world. It can be adapted to national
context, translated into local languages, and rolled
out in schools and communities in partnership with
youth organizations, UN partners and governments.
How to deliver: [english | espa˝ol | franšais ]
[Note: Thank you to Janet Hudgins, the CPNN reporter
for this article.]
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