Education can also play a powerful role in catalyzing broader social change to break cycles of violence.
Together for Girls works to end gender-based violence in and through schools, so that all children can learn in a safe and equitable environment and violence can be prevented for generations to come.
A quick introduction to the Together for Girls partnership and the Violence Against Children and Youth Surveys (VACS). Understand our unique contributions to ending violence against children, with our particular focus on preventing sexual violence against girls.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Moldova.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Namibia.
Explore the results from a secondary analysis of VACS data by Together for Girls, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Global Affairs Canada.
The pandemic affords a unique opportunity to create better and safer schools in our communities.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Uganda.
Findings and recommendations from secondary analyses of the VACS on violence in schools
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Kenya.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Honduras.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Côte d'Ivoire.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Mozambique.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Lesotho.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Zimbabwe.
This policy brief is targeted at policymakers and practitioners working in gender, education, and child protection fields.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Malawi.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Nigeria.
Data on school-related gender-based violence in Zambia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High-quality, disaggregated data on school-related gender-based violence is essential to help drive effective policies and programs for prevention and response.
The Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 will be a key moment for the global community to come together and support quality education for all children.
The Generation Equality Forum, convened by UN Women was co-hosted by the governments of France and Mexico in close partnership with civil society and youth activists, launched a collective call to accelerate action for gender equality.
Together for Girls and partners hosted a Solutions Summit side event. Global leaders, experts, and youth activists shared the latest data on violence in school settings and highlighted school-based interventions for catalyzing broader social change to end violence.
“Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts” was the 2021 conference theme for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). CIES is dedicated to increasing understanding of educational issues, trends, and policies through comparative, intercultural, and international perspectives.
Social norms drive gender inequalities and violence, and even though access to education is a human right, learners across the globe are impacted by school-related gender-based violence.
As we think about the past year there are undeniable moments of collaboration and partnership that provide hope as we prepare for the year ahead.
Every child deserves to be safe at home, in their communities, and at school. However, findings from the VACS show that many children experience school-related gender-based violence. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Girls Health Ed is one organization working in and through schools to address the root causes of gender equality that often lead to violence.
The COVID-19 lockdowns around the U.S. have exacerbated what was already a widespread problem gripping our nation: the trapping of children at home with sexual abusers.
Survivors of sexual violence, particularly those of color, should be leading the conversations about their needs and the needs of their communities, informing policy, and catalyzing prevention.
Every child around the world deserves the opportunity to learn. Education is a basic human right and a necessary pathway to ending extreme poverty. We know that equitable, quality education has an immense power to transform the lives of individuals, communities, and nations.
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“My dream for these children is for them to reach their own dreams according to their own desires.”