About the Program

A Raising Voices study found that 60% of children in Uganda regularly experienced violence at school. To combat this, they created a holistic and cost-effective program focused on decreasing violence in schools. The Good School Toolkit is effective in reducing staff violence against children in Ugandan primary schools.

A Raising Voices study found that 60% of children in Uganda regularly experienced violence at school. To combat this, they created a holistic and cost-effective program focused on decreasing violence in schools. The Good School Toolkit is effective in reducing staff violence against children in Ugandan primary schools.

A secondary analysis of cluster-randomized trial data was conducted to investigate intervention effects on school operational culture and on normative beliefs and violence against children from caregivers outside of school. 

Statistically significant intervention effects were observed for aspects of school operational culture, including:

  • Students’ greater perceived emotional support from teachers and peers
  • Students’ greater identification with their school
  • Students’ and staffs’ lower acceptance of physical discipline practices in school
  • Students’ and staffs’ greater perceived involvement in school operations

Outside the school, the intervention was associated with significantly lower normative beliefs accepting the use of physical discipline practices in schools, based on aggregated caregiver reports. No differences between groups were observed in past-week violence against children at home. 

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Program Overview

  • Program: Good School Toolkit
  • Organization: Raising Voices
  • Strategy:  Safe Environments
  • Intervention Type: Adoption of policy and practices to prevent sexual violence in the school (e.g., adoptions of zero-tolerance policies for sexual violence, notification, and anti-harassment training for staff)
  • Ranking: This intervention is categorized as PROMISING
  • Age Group: All
  • Gender: All

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