girlempowered-2The GirlEmpowered Say No to the Violence campaign starts with the recognition of the international day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and girls. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000.

To commemorate this day, GirlEmpowered will deliver the Voices Against Violence curriculum at Labone Senior High School where GirlEmpowered members will lead the delivery of the curriculum and only the older age curriculum will be delivered.

A staggering one in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime—a pandemic of global proportions. Unlike an illness, however, perpetrators and even entire societies choose to commit violence – and can choose to stop. Violence is not inevitable. It can be prevented. But it’s not as straightforward as eradicating a virus. There is no vaccine, medication or cure. And there is no one single reason for why it happens.

“Voices against Violence” is a co-educational curriculum developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and UN Women, with inputs from young people. Designed for various age groups ranging from 5 to 25 years, it provides young people with tools and expertise to understand the root causes of violence in their communities, to educate and involve their peers and communities to prevent such violence, and to learn about where to access support if violence is experienced.



There will be a 2-day training targeted at leaders who will deliver the curriculum and others who are interested in participating in the Voices Against Violence Training.

Training will be on the 12th and 19th of November 2016 and package covers the following:

  1. 2-day intensive training of the VAV curriculum
  2. Refreshments on both days of the training
  3. Voices Against Violence curriculum materials
  4. Certification
  5. GirlEmpowered Voices Against Violence BADGES for social media profiles
  6. Opportunity to deliver the curriculum on the 25th November 2016

Training is open to everyone interested in the Voices Against Violence Curriculum and not just those who will deliver the curriculum at Labone Senior High School.

Registration for the training is ongoing and interested persons should contact the National Coordinator on 0577674040 or email girlempowered@tanoe.org for registration details.