Stop the Violence against women and girls in Costa Rica
Your support will help Guides and Scouts in Costa Rica kickstart a national campaign to end violence against women and girls
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica are taking a stand to end violence against women and girls.
We aim to raise £15,000 to kickstart a Stop the Violence national campaign in Costa Rica to empower young people to create a world free from violence against women and girls.
The best way to end violence against women and girls is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Our youth-led training events provide access to the knowledge and tools which young people need to discover their potential as agents of change, and transform their communities.
What are you funding?
£15,000 will allow the Guides and Scouts of Costa Rica to hold 3 training events, which will be attended by a total of 144 Leaders from across the country. Each training event lasts 4 days, and prepares each Leader to deliver the Voices against Violence curriculum, providing them with the skills and knowledge to educate their peers on violence against women and girls, and its prevention.
What will young people learn?
The best way to end violence against women and girls is to prevent it from happening in the first place, and prevent reoccurrence, through efforts that address the root and structural causes, educate young people and their communities to promote gender equality and respectful relationships, and support survivors.
UN Women and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) jointly developed “Voices against Violence”, a non-formal co-educational curriculum and programme for children and youth aged 5 to 25 years.
Voices against Violence breaks down gender stereotypes, transforms harmful and discriminatory social norms, and teaches young people about respectful relationships and how to access support if experiencing violence. It also builds youth capacity and leadership to lead advocacy and prevention in their communities.
At the three training events, Guide and Scout Leaders will learn how to deliver the curriculum to their peers, thereby spreading the knowledge and training and equipping others to confront the issue.
When will work get started?
Immediately! Costa Rica's two Lead Facilitators, Anayancy and Zahyra, have already developed a detailed plan, with the support of the National Organization (Guides and Scouts of Costa Rica) and all they need now is the funding to put their plan into action.
What can you do?
Your donation, small or large will make a difference, and help to reach the target of £15,000. Follow the link below to pledge your support for the project on our Crowdfunder page.
It is those who are experiencing violence and who are unable to get help out of fear or due to a simple lack of knowledge, who I want to help.
A long-term investment
£15,000 will fund Phase 1 of a 4 year campaign, meaning that you aren't just supporting 3 training events, but investing in the beginning of a campaign which will go on to reach 13,000 young people.
Phases 1, 2 & 3 = 'Training of Trainers'
Guide and Scout Leaders learn to deliver the training, using the Voices against Violence curriculum.
Phase 4 = Young People learning
Guides and Scouts and young people from outside the Movement receive the training, and learn about violence against women and girls.
By the end of the campaign, 13,000 young people will have been educated and empowered to bring an end to violence against women and girls.