Youth act to prevent violence against women

November 10, 2015

Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation, impacting one in three worldwide.

Non-formal education initiatives like Voices against Violence aim to fuse education with community engagement in order to ‘identify the root causes of violence against women and girls, challenge myths and harmful social norms that condone violence, and promote equal roles and healthy relationships’. It is estimated that 800,000 young people in 30 countries will be affected by this new curriculum.

Dina, 21, believes her age is an advantage in creating change, as she is able to relate to other young people.

“The Voices against Violence curriculum gives me the knowledge and skills I need to talk about this issue.”

Read the full article on UN Women.

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