DFID GUIDANCE NOTE: PART A - Addressing Violence against Women and Girls in Education Programming
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is the most widespread form of abuse worldwide, affecting one third of all women in their lifetime. VAWG limits progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), violates women and girls’ human rights and can have a negative impact on long-term peace and stability. In line with its international and national commitments, preventing VAWG is a top priority for the UK Government and DFID’s Ministerial team.
This two-part guidance note is part of a series of DFID guidance notes on VAWG. It focuses specifically on how to address VAWG in education programming, where DFID aims to make progress towards two key impacts:
- Girls and boys gain valuable knowledge and skills through education in gender-responsive environments free from all forms of violence, neglect and abuse or the threat of such; and
- Education systems through formal and informal settings actively contribute to the development of more gender-equitable societies where VAWG is not tolerated.