Voices against Violence

Authors/editor(s): World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women

“Voices against Violence” is a co-educational curriculum developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and UN Women, with inputs from young people. 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 experienced.

The curriculum includes a handbook for peer educators that will help them deliver age-appropriate sessions, as well as age-appropriate non-formal educational 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 women.

“Voices against Violence” is a tool for young people around the world. It can be adapted to national contexts, translated into local languages, and rolled out in schools and communities in partnership with youth organizations, UN partners and governments.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Primary prevention; Anti-violence interventions; UNiTE campaign; Gender equality and inequality; Education; Youth

Resource type: Manuals/guides

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 124

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)