16 days

November 28, 2016
Poor girls are at greatest risk from SRGBV. Here’s why, and what we can do about it.

  This blog post was written by United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Youth Representative, Alice Saisha, as a part of The Global Working Group to End SRGBV 16 Days of Activism campaign.    When I follow up on girls from poor households …View More  > 

November 26, 2016
Making Schools Safe across the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Submitted by Chemonics Director on the USAID/DFID ACCELERE! Project and in Chemonics’ West and Central Africa and Haiti Division, Jennifer Swift Morgan, and associate Rebecca Malinick. This blog is a part of the Global Working Group to End SRGBV 16 Days of Activism campaign. Originally …View More  > 

November 23, 2016
16 Days of Activism to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Kicking off its 25th year from 25 November – 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism to Against Gender Based Violence Campaign this year focuses on the theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education …View More  > 

December 10, 2015
#16Days – Youth as Partners in Combating School-Related GBV: Improving Education and Livelihoods in Uganda

The theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is ending school-related gender-based violence. Violence and abuse in and around schools affects approximately 246 million girls and boys every year. School-based gender-based violence can take the …View More  > 

December 10, 2015
#16Days – “We need protection and safe schools.” Nancy reflects on SRGBV in Sierra Leone

As part of Plan International’s Project, interviewing Millennium Children about School Related Gender Base Violence (SRGBV), I discovered that this is a prevailing issue affecting girls’ education and their lives in general in Sierra Leone. The perpetrators are mostly male …View More  > 

December 9, 2015
#16Days – Empowering the Entire Community to End School-related GBV

As the 16 Days of Activism draw to a close, this blog space has shared many valuable lessons and recommendations from the actors – civil society organizations, educational and government institutions, donors, and researchers – who will have much to …View More  > 

December 8, 2015
#16Days – Learning Amidst Hardships: Teenage Pregnancy and Schooling in Sierra Leone

With one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world, being a girl in Sierra Leone brings with it enormous challenges and risks. According to the 2013, DHS up to 28% of girls aged 15-18 years had been …View More  > 

December 7, 2015
#16Days – Preventing gender-based violence in schools in Asia-Pacific

Key points: – Education has a pivotal role in preventing and eliminating gender-based violence and in fostering gender and social norms that promote equality, respect, peace and social cohesion. – The East Asia and Pacific United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative …View More  > 

December 6, 2015
#16Days – Violence at home, violence at school: New analysis finds the effects multiply for children

We have long known that children who witness violence at school are more likely to use violence later as adults (for men), and to be victims of intimate partner violence (for women). This holds true for those who experience violence …View More  > 

December 5, 2015
#16Days – Linking Communities and Governments to End SRGBV. The Role of the CSO

- CSOs provide a link between policy developers and community actions – With a collaborative blend of programmes, advocacy and research, organizations such as Plan International are able to achieve transformative change in the lived realities of girls – SRGBV …View More  > 

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