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 focused 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 focused on the retention of women & girls in the education system and explored discrimination and experiences of violence constrain girls’ ability to remain in and/or benefit from the current education system. Members of the Network urged 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 suggested creative activities that organizations used to prioritize the retention of girl’s in school
  • Media Talking Points

The campaign kit was produced in 4 languages: English, French, Arabic and Swahili.

Read about the 2017 16 days activism in this report here