Our Community educator
Violence against women and girls can take place on their way to school or within educational institutions. According to a Report of the Secretary-General, in the United States, 83 per cent of girls in grades 8 through 11 (aged 12 to 16) have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools.
At the same time, education and training can play a significant role in changing harmful and discriminatory gender stereotypes that promote or condone violence against women and girls.
To address such issues, Vanuatu Women's Centre runs educational programmes to promote gender equality and women’s rights, revises formal school curricula and policies, and trains teachers, students and parents. We’ve also worked with partners to develop a non-formal educational curriculum against violence and educators, and youth leaders are currently being trained to deliver the curriculum in 12 countries.