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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  > 

November 27, 2015
#16Days – Protecting Children from Violence, a priority in the international agenda

Call to Action to Governments #3: “Establish safe and effective child-friendly reporting mechanisms and multi-sectoral response services for SRGBV that are clear, proportionate and consistent with the Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC)” For the very first time, …View More  > 

November 26, 2015
#16Days – Calling on governments for a sustainable response to SRGBV

“I feel like disappearing from the world if a person who is supposed to protect me, instead destroys me”. (15-year-old girl from Uganda). Some 246 million girls and boys around the world are harassed and abused in, around or on the way to …View More  > 

November 26, 2015
#16Days – From resolution to execution – ending school based violence starts with government action

STEP 2 in the 16 STEPS to end School Related Gender Based Violence, is for Governments to adopt comprehensive, gender-responsive, multi-sectoral action plans to eliminate SRGBV, including the enactment of laws that explicitly protect children from all forms of violence …View More  > 

November 25, 2015
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School-Related Gender-Based Violence impedes gender equality

This blog was originally published on the EFA GMR website on 25 November 2015.  Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, coordinated by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. This year’s theme, From …View More  > 

November 25, 2015
#16Days – Futures free from gender-based violence: Fulfilling the right to education of every child everywhere

STEP 1 in the 16 STEPS to end School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) is for UN Agencies and Member States to recognize that SRGBV is an important barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows …View More  > 

November 13, 2015
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Guatemala raises minimum legal age of marriage to 18

This story was originally published on the MenCare website on 10 November 2015. In an expedited vote, Guatemala raised the minimum legal age of marriage last week to 18 years old for both girls and boys, reports MenCare partner ECPAT Guatemala. Before the …View More  > 

November 7, 2015
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Can’t Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls

This blog post was originally posted on the NPR website on 8 October 2015. By Gregory Warner and Laura Starecheski Listen to the story: Madalitso Mulando knew what she needed to finish 10th grade: $150. That’s the cost of tuition at …View More  > 

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