Transforming education system to mitigate gender based violence stressed

Saturday, Dec 30, 2023

Islamabad : In response to the issues of Gender-Based Violence and gender disparity in education, Rozan in collaboration with the Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and SPO, launched a comprehensive project titled ‘Gender Mainstreaming and GBV for human capital investment project (KP-HCIP)’ with the aims of mitigating GBV and violence against children in 1,000 schools in 13 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A seminar on ''Transforming Education, Emerging Issues of Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection'' was held here Friday to create a safe learning environment for children and to reach 1000 schools, conducting comprehensive training sessions with, school teachers, representatives of Parent Teacher Councils (PTCs), Village Network Forums (VNFs), and Village Education Committees (VECs).

The event was attended by representatives from different Government departments, civil society, local community, school management and students from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

These sessions will mainly focus on addressing issues of Gender Based Violence, Violence Against Children, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse with sensitivity and efficiency.

The training will empower the 1000 GBV Focal Persons to effectively address GBV, VAC, SH and SEA, ensuring the implementation of the code of conduct, Grievance and Referral Mechanism.

Chief Guest of the event, Nilofar Bakhtiar Chairperson National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) while addressing the seminar said, “Let’s begin by recognizing the context we are addressing the widespread gender disparities and the issues of gender-based violence and child protection.