Pakistan, Hyderabad District, Sindh Province | Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls through Sport and Play

Since 2002, Right to Play has worked with hundreds of thousands of children and young people in Pakistan, to shift the social norms that perpetuate and condone violence. Through its schools-based Sport and Play programme, teachers are provided with curricula and trained to challenge the acceptability of VAWG.

This study will capture the economic and social impacts of violence against women and girls on individuals, households, communities and whole countries. It focuses on Pakistan, Ghana and South Sudan, but its findings will have relevance for all low and middle income countries, including those experiencing violent conflict. We are devising new tools to assess the impacts of violence on societies. Our research will provide strong evidence of the cost of inaction on VAWG, in order to inform policies and budgets of governments and businesses. At present, such evidence is lacking, particularly at the macro level, and in low and middle income countries.