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Help end violence in schools

Plan invites you to take part in a global pledge to end violence against children in schools. From now you can start making a difference.

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This unique animation, developed with the help of children in communities where Plan works, makes the viewer think about what they would do when faced with a school violence incident. So what would you do? 


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You can now find Learn Without Fear on your favorite social media. So join the global movement to help us end violence in schools around the globe.

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Be inspired!

Everyone can play their part in reducing violence in schools.

  • A father in Togo approached his children's head teacher and asked him to stop corporal punishment at school. He explained that beating children doesn't help them to develop.
  • A teacher in Paraguay promised to change his attitude towards his students and provide them with a safe learning environment.
  • A 15 year-old school girl in Uganda spoke to her friends about violence in schools, and together they discussed what students themselves can do to stop it.

So what will you do?

Everyone benefits from reducing violence in schools

Everyone can play their part in reducing school violence

Research shows corporal punishment can cause children to feel suicidal

Children have the right to be safe at school

90 countries legally permit corporal punishment in schools

No country is immune from violence in schools

Violence in schools happens everywhere, every day

Violence in schools has devastating long-term consequences

All violence in schools is preventable

In Zambia one-third of 13-15 year-olds have been raped

Children who suffer family violence are more likely to be bullies

Our teachers should be there to teach us and not to touch us where we don't want or to solicit love favours from us girls. We are irritated by love advances from teachers. I feel like disappearing from the world if a person who is supposed to protect me instead destroys me.

Girl, 15 years old, Uganda