SAVE Nelson/Tasman (Students Against Violence Everywhere) was set up by two Nelson College students, with the slogan ‘Domestic Violence - Not our Generation'.
The It's not OK Campaign then supported a SAVE project in 12 Waikato High Schools where groups developed anti-violence initiatives targeted to their local school and community.
Read more» Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, devastates lives, causes untold pain, suffering and illness. A recent study estimated that the cost of intimate-partner accounted for 5.2 per cent of the global economy .
Beyond the direct medical and judicial costs, violence against women takes a toll on household and national budgets through lost income and productivity.
Community campaigns Young people have got involved in It's not OK campaigns in their communities.
Mike Hill (below) appeared in the poster campaign in Waihi.
With laws to protect women and punish perpetrators, services to rebuild women’s lives and comprehensive prevention that starts early, ending violence against women and girls can become a reality.A group exhibition was organized in conjunction with the conference at the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute in Nicosia, where all the creations of the students were presented and the competition winners were announced.Each year as part of a "classroom challenge" students are asked to submit slogans that convey violence prevention messages they believe are important.For the selection of the winner, MIGS established a committee that evaluated the products/creations submitted by the students.The committee was comprised of the two trainers of the teachers’ trainings, two members of MIGS staff, and a boy and a girl who had previously been trained as peer educators on intimate partner violence during the implementation of a previous project conducted by MIGS.In Viet Nam, for example, expenditure and lost earnings resulting from domestic violence was estimated at 1.4 per cent of GDP in 2010 .