School Related Gender Based Violence

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Recent developments:
Each child has the privilege to education and the advantages it brings. In the developing world, a training can change a youngster 's life and help to break the cycle of poverty. In recent decades, global development efforts have focused on enrolling all children in primary school. Today, the test is to guarantee that kids can stay in school and advantage from a quality education. A major barrier to the achievement of quality education is the existence of gender-based violence in and around schools. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) refers to acts of sexual, physical or psychological violence inflicted on children in and around schools because of stereotypes and roles or norms attributed to or expected of them because of their sex or gendered identity. It additionally alludes to the contrasts in the between girls’ and boys’ experience of and vulnerabilities to violence.

UNESCO

The EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO and UNGEI call for:
• National governments to incorporate SRGBV prevention, protection and accountability mechanisms into national policies and action plans.
• Better research and monitoring so that the prevalence of SRGBV, its impact on children’s education and the risk factors within different countries and contexts can be fully understood.
• Teachers, health workers, police, local communities, religious leaders and civil society organisations to work together – at the local and national level – to implement programmes that…

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