This website has been developed to be used primarily with youth groups in non-formal education settings, although it can also be easily adapted and used in formal education settings.

The principles of non-formal education apply throughout, especially in the running and facilitation of activities proposed in the section Activities. All the activities proposed draw on the experience of human rights education. The manual adopts a human rights approach to gender-based violence and uses human rights education as a basis for young people to learn about, and act against, gender-based violence.

This section provides essential information and practical tips on human rights education and non-formal education and outlines their general application to this website. This should support facilitators in choosing the activities most adequate to their group, and should enable them to facilitate with confidence. Specific advice is also proposed about working on gender issues with young people.