5 Session Programme Empowering Teens in Preventing Gender-Based Violence

A manual for Empowering young people in preventing gender-based violence through peer educationThe ‘A manual for Empowering young people in preventing gender-based violence through peer education‘ is a manual designed to empower teenagers in preventing gender-based violence through peer education. It serves as a comprehensive guide for implementing the Youth4Youth programme in schools or youth centres. The manual includes both theoretical and practical insights, session plans, activity materials, and evaluation tools.

Each of the five sessions within the programme focuses on different aspects of preventing gender-based violence:

  • Session 1 introduces the concept of gender norms and includes activities like exploring gender and sex.
  • Session 2 delves into gender-based violence within the school environment, addressing types of GBV and school rules.
  • Session 3 focuses on GBV in romantic relationships, addressing myths, role-playing scenarios, and bystander interventions.
  • Session 4 covers training for peer educators, emphasizing peer education effectiveness, qualities, skills, and group facilitation.
  • Session 5 guides in selecting participants, offers sample peer education sessions, and highlights the importance of evaluation and follow-up.

This manual provides valuable resources for those working with teenagers to combat gender-based violence, promoting a safer and more informed youth community.


Session 1: Understanding Gender Norms

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Activities
  • Activity: Gender and Sex
  • Activity: Gender in a Box
  • Activity: Target Shooting
  • Activity: It’s My Right!

Session 2: Addressing GBV in the School Environment

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Activities
  • Activity: Types of Gender-Based Violence
  • Activity: Scenarios of GBV in School
  • Activity: Vote with Your Feet!
  • Activity: School Rules

Session 3: Tackling GBV in Romantic Relationships

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Activities
  • Activity: Myths and Realities about Gender-Based Violence
  • Activity: Role-play
  • Activity: Bystander Interventions

Session 4: Training Peer Educators

  • Introduction
  • Peer Education
  • Training Agenda for Peer Educators
  • Activity: What Is Peer Education and Why Is It Effective?
  • Activity: Qualities and Skills of a Peer Educator
  • Activity: Skills in Group Facilitation
  • Planning and Practicing a Peer Education Session

Session 5: Implementing Peer Education Sessions

  • Introduction
  • Selecting Young People for Peer Education Sessions
  • Sample Peer Education Sessions
  • Evaluating Peer Education Sessions
  • Facilitators’ Debrief and Follow-up with Peer Educators
  • Gathering Feedback on the Training