Young leaders who participated in the programme praised the curriculum as eye-opening, as many realised they face one or more forms of violence in their lives, and/or described experiences they had gone through in schools, at home, or in their personal relationships. Schools were set a target of training 30 girls per school in the Voices Against Violence curriculum. Most were incredibly receptive, and a number surpassed this target.
A questionnaire was carried out among the young leaders and national trainers who attended the training pre- and post-curriculum, and an analysis of the results showed that after completing the programme:
– 98% demonstrated a very strong understand of gender-based violence (GBV)
– 93% felt comfortable delivering the Voices against Violence curriculum to the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
– 97% felt they could comfortably articulate what GBV is and why it occurs.
– 93% felt they could challenge beliefs which perpetuate violence against girls and women.