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Why investing in education means investing in child safety

All children have a right to learn. The threat of violence stops many from going to school and many more from achieving learning outcomes. If they are serious about education, governments must invest in understanding the nature and drivers of violence against children and use data and evidence to ensure their safety.

  • 1st February 2024
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Empowered and protected: how schools must support children to prevent SRGBV

Schools have a responsibility to empower students to prevent school-related gender-based violence.

  • 22nd January 2024
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To end school-related gender-based violence, we must progress gender equality

School-related gender-based violence is a particularly egregious form of gender-based violence because it happens to children who sometimes do not even recognise it as violence.

  • 29th September 2023
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How do we keep children safe? It starts with data

To prevent violence we must first understand it. Using our data with evidence-based frameworks allow governments to inform public health action to keep kids safe.

  • 22nd September 2023
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Transformative solutions to end school-related gender based violence must centre survivors

Through collective advocacy messaging and political recommendations on the intersections of gender and violence, we can influence the political stakeholders who can enable efforts to end gender-based violence in, around and through schools.

  • 6th July 2023
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International Day of Education 2023: Prioritizing safe, quality education for every child

While school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is prevalent, it is also preventable, and there are evidence-based solutions that show that teachers and school personnel can be significant changemakers when they take active roles in preventing, addressing, and responding to violence.

  • 1st January 2023
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Panel speakers from left to right: Alicia Herbert OBE, Yasmine Sherif, Suresh Chhetry, Nadine Tunasi, Hon. David Sengeh, Josephine Kamara
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“For survivors, with survivors”: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative Conference 2022

  • 9th December 2022
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"Safe to learn" essay collection: The role data and research play in ending violence in schools

  • 30th June 2022
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World Education Day 2022: Changing course, transforming education

To mark World Education Day this year, we spoke to Yona Nestel of Plan International and Olanike Timipa-Uge of Teenage Network to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on girls’ access to education.

  • 24th January 2022
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Back to school: COVID-19 and the opportunity to build safer learning environments

We have conducted secondary analyses of the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS) to understand the prevalence, consequences, and gender-specific experiences of violence in and around schools.

  • 25th October 2021
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Gender norms, education, and violence against girls and women: Lessons from Côte d’Ivoire

For decades, advocates and researchers have stressed the need to collect more data on both violence against children and violence against women and have pushed to make sure data is disaggregated by sex, age and geography.

  • 27th September 2021
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Building the evidence base: AidData’s deep-dive analysis of Zambian school-related gender-based violence

High-quality, disaggregated data on school-related gender-based violence is essential to help drive effective policies and programs for prevention and response.

  • 21st September 2021
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