This dynamic, interactive training is an ADULT ONLY opportunity to learn and enhance the skills of the adults who work with young people to effectively engage them in their programs and initiatives.
In Viet Nam, for example, expenditure and lost earnings resulting from domestic violence was estimated at 1.4 per cent of GDP in 2010 .
In the United Kingdom, the cost of domestic violence in 2009, including service-related costs, lost economic output and human and emotional costs, amounted to GBP 16 billion .
Yet, robust funding for efforts to end this violence remains woefully insufficient.
this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
Read more» Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, devastates lives, causes untold pain, suffering and illness. A recent study estimated that the cost of intimate-partner accounted for 5.2 per cent of the global economy .
Beyond the direct medical and judicial costs, violence against women takes a toll on household and national budgets through lost income and productivity.Deep-rooted inequality in the roles, rights and opportunities of men and women, and attitudes and social norms that condone or normalize such violence, have made the problem tenacious, but not inevitable.With laws to protect women and punish perpetrators, services to rebuild women’s lives and comprehensive prevention that starts early, ending violence against women and girls can become a reality.This type of violence is gender-based, meaning that the acts of violence are committed against women expressly because they are women.The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women states that: "violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women" and that "violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men." Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions.Our one-of-a-kind conference experience, led by trained teens alongside adults, is the training that groups across the country count on annually to serve as a vital catalyst to initiate or improve their youth prevention programming.