School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV): a human rights violation and a threat to inclusive and equitable quality education for all

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60 p.

Since 1995 there has been an increasing awareness and recognition of the widespread incidence of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and its negative consequences on the achievement of inclusive and equitable quality education and learning opportunities of children and adolescents affected. This study explores the prevalence of SRGBV, how it is experienced by female and male learners and those with different gender identities and sexual orientations, identifying who are the most affected. An analysis of promising programmes to address SRGBV is provided, identifying the catalysing factors that contribute to their success. This research concludes that although there has been significant progress towards recognising and addressing SRGBV, the prevalence is still high, and governments should take action urgently.

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