School-Related Gender-Based Violence: Achieving systemic, sustainable change, with youth and for youth

Gender-based violence in and around schools violates children's and young people's rights and is a significant barrier for them – in all their diversity – to access safe, inclusive, quality education.

This brief argues that despite knowing the huge scale and wide-ranging impacts of school-related gender-based violence (SRGB), and many examples of what works to end it, not enough is being done politically or at the education level to end violence in schools and to recognise and address the gendered-drivers and dimensions of violence.

This brief has been developed by youth and survivor activists from Transform Education’s Ending SRGBV Collective, the Global Partnership for Education’s Youth Leaders Group and the SAGE advisory board to the Brave Moment, supported by the Safe to Learn Global Advocacy Taskforce.

They set out clear and specific recommendations for governments to urgently prioritise and implement so that all schools are safe places for all students whatever their gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation.



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