Blue Print

BLUEPRINT PROJECT: Engaging Youth in Preventing Violence against Girls and Women

The Blueprint Project: Engaging Youth in Preventing Violence against Girls and Women is a two year project designed to raise awareness in preventing violence perpetuated against girls and women.  The project uses “gender based analysis” to deliver workshops and campaign materials engaging diverse communities, faith groups, politicians, men and women, youth, and, Durham communities at large. The activities of the Blueprint highlight the barriers that girls and women face in the community due to their “gender” and how society perceived women. The aim is to raise community awareness and bring understanding on issues of violence against girls and women, including using “power and control” model. The impact of violence on girls and women’s mental health; and the need to prevent all forms of violence and oppression against girls and women in our society.

The model and approach being used to implement Blueprint Project is a “Youth led Model” (train the trainer Model) .  The youth involved in the project received training and in turn use the skills and knowledge acquired to deliver project activities. The project engages youth (girls and boys) from diverse communities to take leadership role in preventing violence against girls and women through delivering workshops and presentations to diverse groups.

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