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School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV): Safe Schools Program Doorways Manual Set: Doorways I, II, III
Language: Français | Arabic | Español | Russian | English
Doorways I: Download Full Version, English (PDF, 2.26MB)
Doorways II: Download Full Version, English (PDF, 2.25 MB)
Doorways II Reference Materials: Community Counselor Reference Materials Booklet (CCRM) (PDF, 982kb)
Doorways III: Download Full Version, English (PDF, 2.33MB)
Doorways III Teachers Materials:Teacher Reference Materials Booklet (PDF, 1.08 MB)
Doorways I Manuel de Formation d'Eleve
Doorways II Manuel de Formation du Conseiller en Developpement Communautaire
Doorways III Manuel de Formation de l'Enseignant
Doorways I: Abriendo Puertas I: Manual de Capacitación para Estudiantes
Doorways II: Abriendo Puertas II - Manual de Capacitación Para Consejeros Comunitarios
Doorways III: Abriendo Puertas III - Manual de Capacitación Para Maestros
Objective: Aimed at reducing school-related gender-based violence, USAID’s Safe Schools Program started as a pilot project in Malawi and Ghana, where violence against girls in school was a national issue. This was of concern to educators since a logical correlation exists between safe environments and children being more inclined to stay in school, as well as parents being more willing to send or continue sending their children, especially girls, to school. The project succeeded in changing beliefs and attitudes on gender-based violence among parents, teachers, and male and female students in upper primary and lower secondary schools, laying the foundation for a safe, positive learning environment. This success led to project expansion to the Dominican Republic, Senegal, Tajikistan, and Yemen.
The Doorways manuals, recently translated into Arabic, Russian, French, and Spanish, are designed to break the cycle of violence in and around schools by working directly with teachers and boys and girls (ages 10-14) to develop healthier and safer classrooms and with community members to help young people survive violent or abusive situations. The set of manuals can be used in education programs to improve school quality and/or in conjunction with existing HIV/AIDS prevention work to better protect children from HIV infection.