School-related gender-based violence fact sheet

School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is any act or threat of sexual, physical or psychological violence occurring in and around schools, perpetrated as a result of gender norms and stereotypes, and enforced by unequal power dynamics.

SRGBV violates children’s fundamental rights, is a form of gender discrimination, and has wide-ranging consequences for children’s physical and emotional well-being, school performance and attendance, and likelihood of experiencing or perpetrating future violence. Through USAID’s Higher Education Support Network (HESN), AidData is conducting a secondary analysis of the Violence Against Children Surveys (VACS) data to identify the prevalence of SRGBV, as well as details on violence perpetration, victimization risk, and post-violence behaviors in selected countries.

Learn more about the project and school-related gender-based violence in this fact sheet.

School-related gender-based violence fact sheet

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