Every Girl Counts! What Action Will You Take to Keep Girls in School?
Every year the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Campaign coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership heightens awareness of gender-based violence as a human rights violation across the globe. The global campaign is focusing on the right to education in situations of violent conflict and relative peace, and in various education settings.
At the regional level, the GBV Prevention Network will focus on the retention of women & girls in the education system. The campaign will explore how discrimination and experiences of violence constrain girls’ ability to remain in and/or benefit from the current education system. Members of the Network will urge leaders and community members to ensure girls remain in school and complete their education
The Action and Advocacy Kit
This year’s GBV Prevention Network’s 16 Days of Activism Action and Advocacy Kit contains the following materials that organizations will use for their activism:
- Up to 200 full color posters
- A Poster Discussion Guide aimed at facilitating discussions within your community
- “Prevent Violence Against Women” purple ribbons
- “Prevent Violence Against Women” bandanas for your public events
- A Campaign Information Sheet
- A Worksheet for organizations to tailor the campaign to the reality of their context
- A Campaign Activity Guide that suggests creative activities that organizations can use to prioritize the retention of girl’s in school
- Media Talking Points
The campaign kit has been produced in 4 languages: English, French, Arabic and Swahili.
Want to join the activism across the region? Access the campaign kit materials here and join over 230 organizations across 19 countries in Africa and beyond holding campaigns that will call on community members and leaders to take action and keep girls in school. Check out the suggested ideas in the Activity guide on how you can get involved in the campaign.
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