Read on to discover why The Body Shop, together with its implementing partners, will launch a country wide research study and produce an empirical report on the quality and effectiveness of the current Life Orientation curriculum as it relates to GBV.
We believe that a much larger focus should be placed on prevention of GBV and that we will achieve meaningful change by investing in education and extensive awareness raising campaigns throughout schools and communities in the country. We further believe that to eradicate GBV, we must influence and transform the mindsets, attitudes and behaviour that lead to GBV and that we should start with the youth.
These wise words by Nelson Mandela is the reason that we will advocate and campaign for the substantive improvement in the Life Orientation curriculum presented in schools to enhance learning outcomes on GBV to ensure that we impact and transform the lives of young people to make informed, healthy and responsible life choices.
Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
President of the Republic of South Africa
National Minister for Basic Education
Advocate for the substantive improvement of the content in the Life Orientation to enhance learning outcomes on GBV that will directly impact and transform the mindsets , attitudes and behavior of the youth.
Advocate for urgent intervention from government to ensure that all schools are provided with adequate social and health support services to young people directly impacted by GBV.
Advocate for urgent intervention from government to identify, manage and improve spaces in schools that increases the risk of violence, GBV in particular.