Session two on 16th June provided practitioners a platform to share insights from successful programmes. Selected speakers discussed aspects of their violence prevention interventions that have been identified as successful throughout the region.
We heard from Raising Voices about their work to scale the Good School Toolkit to over 1,000 schools in Uganda. The Good School Toolkit takes an evidence-backed whole-school approach to transform the operational culture of schools. We heard from No Means No Worldwide on their work to transform knowledge, attitudes and life-skills through IMpower in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda, and challenging gender norms and promoting equitable relationships through Your Moment of Truth in Kenya. We also heard from Population Council on their work providing psycho-social support for children, parents and teachers through “Asking and Telling” in Kenya and creating safe environments through the Zero Tolerance model in South Africa
The final session on 13th July convened practitioners and decision-makers from the African Child Policy Forum, the Global Partnership to End VAC, Safe to Learn, Raising Voices, HakiElimu, Children’s Institute, Child Protection Network, Aulas en Paz and others to discuss how we can carry this work forward across the Global South and in partnership with Global North-led initiatives. Members of the global Coalition for Good Schools deliberated on how to amplify voices of Global South practitioners on the global stage, what the central objectives of the Coalition are and what it is doing, and how to join and connect with the Coalition and other members working to prevent VAC in and through schools.