Empowering the school community to prevent and respond to school related gender-based violence

Case Studies & Research
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This document is designed to bring attention to the dynamics of the school community and infer policy implications to support that community. The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education and School Health, under the direction of the Secretariat at UNESCO, conducted a research project that consisted of a literature review, a large-scale global teacher organization survey, and focus group discussions in multiple regions of the world. The intent was to look specifically at the conditions which teachers and administrators need in order to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. The findings revealed a complicated and fragmented picture. The majority of teacher organisations are doing work or plan to do work on SRGBV. But the focus groups showed that participants lacked a clear understanding about the meaning and causes of gender-based violence.

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