Launch of the new curriculum tool 'Connect with Respect: Preventing gender-based violence in schools"
[Originally published on UNESCO Bangkok News page]
On the occasion of the 2016 International Women’s Day, the regional offices of UNESCO, UNICEF, Plan International and UN Women, and the East Asia Pacific UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) and the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign are pleased to announce the publication of a new resource to advance gender equality, social cohesion and respectful relationships among young people.
“Connect with Respect”
is a curriculum tool for teachers in Asia and the Pacific. Developed through a regional partnership, it draws on the scientific literature around violence prevention, gender norms change, and the programmatic experience of school-based interventions in the region and beyond.
It includes a learning tool for teachers to build their own knowledge and awareness on related topics, as well as more than 30 learning activities teachers can use to increase knowledge, positive attitudes, and skills among students. Designed for lower secondary school learners, activities can be integrated a range of subjects, including literacy, social studies, civics/citizenship education, health, life skills and sexuality education. It could also be used with other age ranges with further adaptation to ensure age-appropriateness.