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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  > 

December 4, 2015
#16Days – Learning more than just studies or Learning to be (non) violent : A focus on recognizing and addressing gender based violence in schools

…. when the teachers are angry, they scold us and pull our hair. Sometimes teachers touch our body. They beat on our back, although not badly. They don’t touch sensitive parts as we sit at the corner…(but) they pull the …View More  > 

December 4, 2015
#16Days – What the evidence says we’re getting wrong on school violence

Call to Action to researchers #10: “Conduct wide-ranging research to contribute to a strong evidence base and address the gaps in knowledge on the drivers, risks and cultural contexts of SRGBV, including children marginalized by poverty, ethnicity, language, caste, disability, …View More  > 

December 3, 2015
#16Days – For Young Girls in Malawi, Putting School Ahead of the Wedding Altar

In April, President Peter Mutharika of Malawi signed into law the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act of 2015. Among its provisions was the outlawing of child marriage, and the establishment for the first time of the age of 18 …View More  > 

December 2, 2015
#16Days – The Road to Equitable, Violence-free Quality Education is paved with…Gender-Sensitive Teaching

There is ample evidence to show that second only to students’ own efforts, teachers are the most important school-based factor for ensuring successful student learning. The right to education, therefore, can only be enjoyed by every child if teachers receive …View More  > 

December 1, 2015
#16Days – What we teach matters: improving educational content and curricula

This blog post will highlight 1) the importance of a curriculum that is gender-sensitive or gender-aware, 2) gendered assumptions about curricula that are harmful to women, and 3) an example of a curriculum challenging oppressive social norms. Recently, Michelle Obama …View More  > 

November 30, 2015
#16Days – Every tool a useful tool: Educators’ professional codes of ethics and the struggle to end violence in and around educational settings

A code of professional ethics is the cornerstone of quality teaching that lays the foundation of mutual trust between educators and students, and frames educators’ professional duty of care towards their students. As such, educators’ professional codes of ethics are …View More  > 

November 29, 2015
#16Days – Overcoming School-Related Gender-Based Violence: Creating an Evidence Base to Inform Policy and Programming

Key points: – School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) affects children everywhere, but more research is needed to inform the design of successful interventions and capture attention of international education stakeholders. – The U.S. Agency for International Development’s new OASIS program aims …View More  > 

November 28, 2015
#16Days – La France et la lutte contre les VGMS : les actions de plaidoyer et de terrain se renforcent

L’école, faut-il le rappeler, doit être le lieu privilégié du respect, de la promotion de l’égalité entre les sexes et des droits des enfants. Elle a vocation à être le socle des transformations sociales portées par les jeunes générations. Elle …View More  > 

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