This toolkit for young people was developed through a programme called the “Promotion of Women’s Rights” (PWR) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Technische Zusammenarbeit (German Technical Cooperation – GTZ) in co-operation with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC). The programme was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Additional funds were provided under another GTZ project called the “Protection of Minors Against Sexual Exploitation”.
A Young People’s Toolkit on Issues Connected to Gender-Based Violence – Raising Awareness on Roles and Responsibilities in Relationships – is easy to use, a flexible and accessible toolkit for use with young people aged 15 -18 years, related to gender-based violence. It’s methodology recognises young people as important actors rather than passive bystanders in their own lives, and by promoting child rights and participatory methods, it places them at the centre of its development. It consists of a range of tools and activities that are designed to raise awareness amongst young people on issues connected to gender-based violence, specifically: child rights; culture, gender inequalities; sexual relationships, sexual violence and exploitation; relationships in the family and domestic violence; alcohol and drug use.
- To raise awareness amongst young people on issues connected to gender-based violence, specifically: child rights; culture and gender inequalities; sexual relationships; sexual violence and exploitation; relationships in the family and domestic violence; alcohol and drug use.
- To encourage young people to reflect critically upon the world in which they live and their own experiences and to apply that learning to their life and relationships.
- To help young people acquire some of the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves and make the transition from childhood to adulthood easier to negotiate.
- To help young people build self-confidence.
- To encourage young people to become informal advocates of positive, non-violent relationships with family, friends and sexual partners.
Who is the Toolkit for?
It has been designed for facilitators and staff who work with young people in a variety of organisations. The toolkit is intended to be used with young people who are entering adulthood between 15 and 18 years of age. It could also be appropriate for those slightly older too – between 18 and 25 years of age.
How to Use the Toolkit
- Partnerships with young people & organisations that work with them
- Planning toolkit workshops
- Methodology: delivering the toolkit workshops
- The toolkit facilitation team
- Safety guidelines