DFID GUIDANCE NOTE: PART B - Addressing Violence against Women and Girls in Education Programming

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Publisher/Author: DFID

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Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is the most widespread form of abuse worldwide, affecting one third of all women in their lifetime. Violence and abuse in education settings violates women and girls’ human rights and can have a negative impact on their educational experience and long-term outcomes. 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:
1. Girls and boys gain valuable knowledge, skills and self-confidence through education in gender-responsive environments free from all forms of violence or threat of violence
2. Education systems, through formal and informal settings, actively contribute to the development of more gender-equitable societies, where VAWG is not tolerated
This guidance note aims to provide practical advice and tips to support DFID advisors and programme managers and other UK government departments to strengthen the impact of education programmes in addressing VAWG.


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