Gender Based Violence

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 1 June 2023.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the policy paper entitled International women and girls strategy 2023 to 2030, published on 8 March 2023, what steps his Department is taking with (a) girls and (b) boys across the world to (i) prevent and (ii) tackle gender-based violence.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

Ending gender-based violence (GBV) is a priority for the UK and is a core pillar of the FCDO's International Women and Girls Strategy. We are investing up to £67.5 million in the What Works to Prevent Violence: Impact at Scale programme, the first global programme scaling up proven approaches to prevent GBV. Through the programme we will work with girls and boys, for example in schools, to shift attitudes and behaviours and promote healthy relationships. We are also working with girls and boys through the UN Global Programme to End Child Marriage, which engages adolescents across 12 countries in meaningful community dialogues on gender equality and the rights of adolescent girls.

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