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Girl Safety Toolkit: A Resource for Practitioners

Publication Date: Jan 2014

The Girl Safety Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to designing safe programmes specifically for adolescent girls. Designing safe opportunities for girls relies on understanding the experience of different groups in the context in which they are working. With this information, practitioners can think more carefully about what their programme is trying to achieve, and how these objectives can be achieved in a safe environment.

The toolkit provides practical advice and guidance on how to keep girls safe within programmes, and how to manage and address risks if they arise. This toolkit actively encourages development practitioners to involve girls in the process so they can help decide which activities will help them participate in programmes safely. It also helps girls identify the support they need from organisations in order to implement those activities. With the right support, girls can be champions of safety within their own communities, and are often instrumental in helping other girls understand safety.

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