The need for children and young people to learn about violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been voiced since the late 1980s. This is the first ever book on educational work to prevent VAWG, providing the most comprehensive contribution to our knowledge and understanding in this area.
By bringing together international examples of research and practice, the book offers insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice, addressing the complexities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating educational work to prevent VAWG.
This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to educationalists, VAWG and child welfare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students.
“A valuable book which brings together research and practice and attends to all the dilemmas that arise about defensiveness, victim-blaming and the need to avoid individualized analyses. It should be read widely.” Dr Pam Alldred, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Social Work, Brunel University London
"This collection is full of theoretical, conceptual, empirical, practical and thoughtful insights: it covers a wide range of themes" - Sex Education, Geraldine Brady.
"This volume should be a staple for parents and practitioners who seek a comprehensive review and evidence-based techniques to effectively address factors associated with violence against women and girls." Choice Connect
“In bringing together insights from both practitioners and researchers in the UK and North America, this highly welcome edited collection addresses an important gap in current VAWG literature.” Dr Melanie McCarry, Connect Centre, University of Central Lancashire
“This important and timely collection places the prevention of violence against women and girls as central to the work of education in schools and beyond and explores how this can be achieved." Professor Moira Carmody, University of Western Sydney
Dr. Jane Ellis is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire. She has expertise in violence prevention work in schools and has worked as a teacher and community education worker with children, young people and their families.
Dr. Ravi K. Thiara is Principal Research Fellow at the University of Warwick with over 25 years experience in research, evaluation and service development in violence against women. She teaches and supervises PhD students and has published widely.
Introduction ~ Jane Ellis and Ravi Thiara;
Preventing violence against women and girls through education: dilemmas and challenges ~ Jane Ellis;
Does Gender Matter in Violence Prevention Programs? ~ Leslie Tutty;
Responding to sexual violence in girls’ intimate relationships: The role of schools ~ Christine Barter;
‘Pandora’s Box’: Challenging Violence against Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Women and Girls ~ Hananna Siddiqui and Anita Bhardwaj;
Preventing violence against women and girls: utilising a ‘whole-school approach’ ~ Claire Maxwell and Peter Aggleton;
What did you learn in school today? Creating effective spaces for domestic violence prevention work with young people ~ Pattie Friend;
No Silent Witnesses ~ Chris Greenwood;
Preventing sexual violence: the role of the voluntary sector ~ Michelle Barry and Jo Pearce;
‘Boys think girls are toys’: sexual exploitation and young people ~ Ravi K. Thiara and Maddy Coy;
MsUnderstood: The benefits of engaging young women in anti-violence policy and services ~ Carlene Firmin;
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School ~ Nan Stein;
Concluding Remarks ~ Jane Ellis and Ravi Thiara.