The Violence Against Women and Girls Community of Practice aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls, and the role that physical activity and sport has to play in supporting prevention and recovery practices.
In many areas of international development, physical activity and sport have been recognised as playing a contributory role in helping to challenge conditions that lead to violence against women and girls; the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals have regularly noted sport’s power to empower women and girls globally, including the ways it can act against violence towards women and girls.
This Community of Practice will look to explore and share current approaches and new thinking after the subject was raised in previous Community of Practice meetings.
The agenda, once confirmed, will cover policies, strategies and partnerships in place locally and examples of where delivery is already working towards this agenda.
- An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16 – 59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime.
- 20% of children in the UK have lived with an adult perpetrating domestic violence.
- 62% of children in households where domestic violence is happening are also directly harmed.
The Violence Against Women and Girls Community of Practice will support delegates to explore our sector’s role in helping to challenge the conditions that lead to these statistics.
Full agenda and speakers to be confirmed.