Covering Violence Against Women and Girls in Sex and Relationships Education

Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey. Youth For Change UK has been working on tackling the issue of Gender Based Violence, with a particular focus on traditional harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM) and Forced marriage since 2014.

Our current focus is ensuring that both school staff and children and young people are informed and trained on the issues of FGM and Forced Marriage, with the ultimate aim of keeping children and young people safe. 

With the new mandatory Sex and Relationships Education coming into play from 2019 -  we think its important that the guidance for school staff provides information on how to cover the issues of Violence Against Women and Girls.  It is essential that teachers and members of school staff are consulted on this and we would love to hear your views to allow us to represent you in our work going forward. 

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* 1. Should the issue of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) be taught in schools under Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)?

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* 2. Do you feel informed about these forms of Violence Against Women and Girls ( often referred to as Traditional Harmful Practices)?

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* 3. Have you received training on any of these issues?

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* 4. It is estimated that almost 60,000 young people may be affected by or at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the UK.

With this in mind, should issues such as FGM and Child and Early Forced Marriage be addressed in the new SRE curriculum guidelines?