Published on ActionAid.org, not dated.
With the support of the UK’s Big Lottery Fund, ActionAid has launched a new multi-country project called Stop Violence Against Girls in School.
The Stop Violence Against Girls in School project officially started on the 1st of July 2008 and will be implemented simultaneously in Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique. The project is working towards four key outcomes which it hopes to achieve by 2013:
- In Kenya, Ghana and Mozambique, a legal and policy framework that specifically addresses VAGS exists and is being implemented at all levels
- Violence against girls by family members, teachers and peers in the intervention districts is reduced by 50% from baseline statistics
- In the portfolio intervention districts, enrolment of girls is increased by an average 22%, girls’ drop out rate decreases by an average 20% and substantial progress is made towards gender parity in education
- 14,000 girls in the portfolio intervention districts report the confidence to challenge the culture of violence in and around schools
Working in close collaboration with national partner organizations, ActionAid is using a combined approach consisting of community-level initiatives, research and advocacy to improve girls’ access to and achievements in education … (full text).