Education and awareness
In 2014, global rollout began of a unique curriculum designed by UN Women and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. "Voices against Violence" teaches young people how to prevent violence. By 2016, it is expected to reach 800,000 children and youth aged 5 to 25 in 12 countries. The first regional trainings took place for Asia, Europe and Africa, with workshops for the Americas and French-speaking African countries to follow. They equip national trainers and youth leaders to deliver the curriculum to Girl Guides and Scouts. Participants will learn about root causes, prevention and ways to access support, earning a "Voices against Violence" badge.
In Rwanda, UN Women's Safe City Programme and Kigali Municipality support a city-wide campaign to prevent sexual harassment on public transport by reaching out to thousands of passengers on buses and 'taxi-motos'. On a major commercial bus line, for instance, screens alert riders that sexual harassment is prohibited. They are urged to report problems to trained drivers and conductors or call a special hotline.