Advocacy for Safe Communities
ASC programme was developed to:
Sensitise children and young people on issues around violence against women and girls.
Challenge attitudes and behaviour in the wider community.
Reduce acts of violence to address girls’ everyday relationships in their schools, families and communities.
Identify girls who are in need of support.
School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) is multidimensional and cannot be dealt with as a single cause and effect relationship. It demands an integrated and holistic approach and all programmes and actions should operate across a range of disciplines and sectors. Our model builds on adapting and improving existing Twende Pamoja programmes and activities and integrates SRGBV prevention and response with the findings and lessons learned through this research. Our previous research in local communities highlighted the complex nature of violence in schools, including the link between SRGBV and other forms of violence and in particular, the role of corporal punishment.
The use of this programmes helps us to ensure that girls and young women are equal and respected members of society who are safe at home, in school and in their community.