Scaling-up violence prevention in schools across the Global South

Schools are ideal sites for delivering violence prevention projects, but can this approach reach enough children?

17 AUG 2023  

Event details

Date: 2023-08-17

Time: 08:00 to 09:30

Venue: Online via Zoom (register to attend)

Event Enquiry: Jody van der Heyde, Email:

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Schools offer a valuable space for children to learn and adopt pro-social behaviours that can help prevent violence. Because children gather in schools, these facilities are ideal for the scale-up of violence prevention interventions.

Education and life skills initiatives are one of the seven evidence-based strategies that the INSPIRE package encourages countries to adopt to end violence against children. Implementers and evaluators from Uganda and India will share their experiences of delivering and scaling-up interventions in schools.

This online seminar is jointly hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the INSPIRE Working Group.

Jody van der Heyde, INSPIRE Working Group Global Coordinator, ISS


  • Hope Wambi, Technical Advisor, Violence Against Children Prevention team, Raising Voices, Uganda
  • Nayana Chowdhury, Senior Director, Head of Programmes, Co-lead of Strategic Partnership & Scale-up, Breakthrough India
  • Dr Patricia Watson, Chief Director, Social Inclusion and Partnerships in Education, Department of Basic Education, South Africa

Image: © Alamy Stock Photo

This seminar is funded by Ignite Philanthropy. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Violence Prevention


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