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100.000 U-Reporters committed to preventing violence against girls in their community
Nov. 2, 2016
BY AFRIKA MUKANETO
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More than 100.000 U-Reporters are committed to preventing violence against girls in their community. Violence against girls was the topic of U-Report’s latest global poll, which had a massive participation from more than 186.000 U-Reporters worldwide.
A 74% of U-Reporters said that violence against girls is an important issue in their community and we received more than 100,000 messages from U-Reporters telling us what they are doing in their community to prevent violence against girls. This shows just how committed U-Reporters are worldwide.

 Below are some of the things U-Reporters are doing to prevent violence against girls in their community.

Teaching young girls self-defense and giving them the confidence to do so. It is therefore not only the responsibility of people around her to care for or to find ideas to end violence, but she herself also needs to gain trust and awareness that she is precious and is not decent to be abused.” Age: 22; Gender: Female; Country: Indonesia

In our school, we have been writing complaint letters and we put them in the complaint box for the school board to take action.”  Age: 19; Gender: Female; Country: Mozambique

We convince parents that all children are equal, that they should not look at them differently because of their gender. Both boys and girls are our country's future. We ask parents to treat all their children the same."Age: 27; Gender: Male; Country: Burundi

Firstly, we should take proper action so that our girls remain safe and, secondly, we have to raise social awareness about violence against girls.” Age: 20; Gender: Male; Country: Bangladesh

The poll results were featured in the following video released on the International Day of the Girl, which shows the progress that is being done across the globe, and the commitment needed to achieve global goals.







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