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EVAW Report Launch & AVA’s Toolkit Refresh

EVAW launches new report on the effectiveness and need for a whole school approach

Healthy London Healthy Relationships’ Lead and AVA’s Children and Young People Programme Manager Michaela Queensborough has prepared a video to celebrate the launch of EVAW (Ending Violence Against Women)’s ‘Its #AboutTime: A Whole School Approach to Ending Violence Against Women & Girls Mapping Report’, which can be downloaded here.

‘The report finds major inadequacies in how schools are addressing sexual violence, stemming from government failures to adequately prioritise and invest in vital prevention work…. Schools are a critical site for the protection of children and young people, and present the best opportunity we have to challenge cultural attitudes which condone, trivialise and normalise abuse.’

AVA shares expertise at EVAW’s launch event

AVA was delighted to be a part of their panel discussion and for our award-winning Whole School Approach to be spotlighted as a form of good practice.

In the video below Michaela celebrates EVAW’s report, shares the work Healthy London Healthy Relationships has done in its first year, as well as what’s to come and how HLHR can assist you – Did you know our programme centres around this online hub where professionals can access the toolkit, request training or one to one support from one of our delivery partners?

Sign up to HLHR’s online hub, here.

When enacting a whole school approach the application of an intersectional lens is crucial in order to prevent VAWG, but most importantly we so that we meet our children and young people at the intersection of their inequalities.

Michaela Queensborough

Refresh of ASK AVA Whole School Approach Toolkit

AVA proudly describes ourselves as prevention pioneers who work with schools, children and young people and parents to help them better understand the key building blocks of a healthy relationship. The programme is underpinned by our award winning prevention platform, more widely known as Ask AVA, which is grounded in evidence and expertise from the frontline. Ask AVA is a practical toolkit designed to strengthen schools’ responses to gender based violence. The toolkit has evolved to meet the intersectional nature of our partnership, whilst also responding to the diverse needs of London’s communities in the 21st century.

You can access the refreshed and improved Toolkit, here.

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