This meeting aims to bring together Pathways to empowerment in gender-based violence prevention partners to discuss the final content and the layout of our handbook “Empowerment in Gender-based Violence Prevention” which lays down the pathways to gender-based violence prevention through youth work in the context of non-formal education.
The handbook explores challenges to youth work in addressing, preventing, and responding to gender-based violence, and gender literacy and human rights knowledge gaps in the field of youth work when it comes to gender-based violence prevention. Hence, to ensure that gender-based violence is comprehensively addressed and prioritised in youth education and training, the handbook focuses on the particular risks faced by women, girls, and LGBTIQ persons and presents the youth work interventions needed to tackle gender-based violence prevention as a human right violation.
Inaction to include all persons discriminated on the basis of their sex and/or gender in youth education and training, represents a failure on the part of youth-oriented organisations to fulfil their role as responsibility-holders to empower and educate young people in order to fully realise their human rights. Therefore, the handbook is intended to be used by youth activists, youth workers, and youth-oriented organisations who provide gender and human rights education programmes to young people in their youth work or practices in non-formal learning settings as the pathways to guide activities initiated by youth towards preventing and addressing gender-based violence.