Youth Programme

In 1997, ADAPT launched the Youth Programme as a tool to address gender based violence in schools. This programme targets youngsters from the age of 12 to 24 years old. It is often the children who suffer and get caught in the middle when parents are in a violent relationship. ADAPT has embarked in an intensive project in partnership with schools in Alexandra and Diepsloot.


  • To determine the nature, extent and prevalence of abuse of young women in the high school population

  • To provide information for students, teachers and parents on the incidence of this violence as well as measures necessary to combat this problem

  • To influence government education policies regarding ensuring a safe environment for girls and young women thus contributing to a culture of learning and teaching

  • To contribute to a broader community-based initiative aimed at challenging violence and other forms of discrimination against women and children

Ongoing Projects:

  • Class Workshops
  • Art Therapy
  • Theatre in Education
  • Choral Music Project
  • Gender and African Tradition Dialogue
  • The Best Fathers' Competition


The White Ribbon

ADAPT believes that 16 days is not enought to bring peace to our homes and society. Support should be shown for non-violence every day, for example by wearing the white ribbon and informing others of it's signifcants.

The White Ribbon is a symbol of commitment to the 16 Days of Activism on No Violence Against Women and Children from 25 November to 10 December each year.

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