Pathways to empowerment in Gender-Based Violence prevention creates learning opportunities and the conditions for empowerment through awareness-raising interventions to strengthen the capacity, knowledge, skills or attitudes of the youth workers who are gender diversity and LGBTIQ+ rights advocates, as a means to meet their learning needs in a sustainable manner, to effectively tackle GBV.
Given the multi-sectoral nature of the response measures Gender-Based Violence requires, we aim at mainstreaming GBV prevention through youth work, by creating learning materials with information on how GBV survivors can report the incidents and have timely and nondiscriminatory access to services/support: medical, psychosocial legal, material assistance and safe spaces for emotional support.
The project focuses on primary prevention; changing social norms to end tolerance of the different forms of prejudices, stereotypes or the behaviours that encourage or minimise Gender-Based Violence. If young people, potential victims, survivors or perpetrators of GBV are educated on the actual harm GBV causes, they can make better decisions to become leaders among their peers in preventing GBV.
The project's objective is thus to strengthen the capacities of youth workers through training: ensure they're familiar with the strategies for creating learning opportunities to facilitate youth empowerment in GBV prevention, as a means to effectively strengthen prevention measures and responses to GVB; and with GBV analysis to identify the risk and protective factors and develop selective programmes to meet the learning needs & gaps among survivors and offenders.
08 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
85% GOES TO PROGRAMMES
35 PROJECTS EXECUTED
50 PARTNERS ENGAGED
1200 YOUTH REACHED/YEAR