Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global problem with grave implications for girls. This pilot study explores a new way to strengthen efforts to address violence against girls in Fiji and Nepal. A child rights-based approach to research, using child-friendly methods, will be employed to investigate how girls can participate as change agents in shaping anti-violence legislation and policies. The research has three objectives: a) to seek and document girls’ views about ways to improve anti-GBV measures b) to seek girls’ views about how they could participate in the design of laws and policies to end violence against girls and c) to analyse whether girls’ participation in anti-violence measures could transform efforts to end GBV. This study may lead to a larger-scale study across the Asia-Pacific region, contribute to strengthening governance structures that combat violence against girls, and add to scholarship about children’s agency and participation.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/19 → 31/12/20|