25 November 2022

Adolescent girls are falling through the cracks of violence prevention

“Since the first week after marriage, a problem occurred between us. When I entered the room, I found [my husband] talking to a girl on his laptop. He told me, ‘Get out… I loved a girl for 15 years and will not forget her.’ I asked him, ‘Why are you talking to women now? You are married now.’ He did not allow me to finish talking, he beat me and…,   Gender dimensions of violence in adolescence , Patterns of violence are different for men, women, girls, and boys, and are rooted in prevailing gender norms. While global homicide rates are higher for boys than girls,  adolescent girls report higher levels of intimate partner violence (IPV) than boys . Existing at the intersection between “violence against children” and “violence against women…,   Violence and education, Violence affects adolescent girls’ ability to access education, including their personal security whilst travelling to and from school, as well as their social and academic performance at school. Experiencing emotional abuse in school, in the form of bullying and sexual harassment, can also have a major impact on the daily lives of children. Once…,   Identifying and promoting effective solutions, There has been rapid growth in research on effective prevention and response strategies, though the evidence base remains unevenly distributed across and within countries, with significant gaps in conflict-affected contexts. Promising intervention strategies need to be tested and adapted to a diversity of settings in which violence occurs. To…,   Conclusion, Violence is pervasive – experienced by adolescent girls in all its forms, and across all settings. Its effects are cumulative, disrupting not just their daily lives but also the realization of other rights, to education, to physical and mental health, and to safe transitions into adulthood.   While the effects of violence are devastating, they are…