Safe spaces for girls: Six-country mapping (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 937)
The 6 countries are Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Bangladesh
Provide a mapping of the existing good practice girl safe space programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Bangladesh.
This review presents a broad overview of the most prominent and well-evidenced programmes providing safe spaces for girls in the six selected countries. The countries showed a large variety in the scope of programmes provided, from BRAC in Bangladesh reaching half a million girls, to small CBOs in Uganda reaching 450 girls in nearby villages. The variety in scope indicates that these programmes can be effectively implemented at different scales. The location of programmes was also varied, with an approximately equal mix of meetings taking place in schools, community centres, public spaces and homes.
Browne, E.; Oddsdottir, F. Safe spaces for girls: Six-country mapping (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 937). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2013) 11 pp.