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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is taking place from 25 November to 10 December with the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All.” School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) can be a serious barrier in realizing the right to education. It is estimated that 246 million girls and boys are harassed and abused in and around school every year.

The Global Working Group to End SRGBV is a group of more than 30 partners advocating for all schools to be free from gender-based violence. They have issued a Call to Action outlining 16 steps to end school-related gender-based violence.

For more information including the call to action and a series of blogs related to SRGBV visit the UNGEI website at: http://bit.ly/srgbv16days

Related links:

Eliminating Gender-based Violence: what is the role of education? (UNESCO)

School-Related Gender-Based Violence Clearinghouse Thematic Brief

Clearinghouse resources on school-related gender-based violence

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