Strategies to end school-related gender-based violence

The experience of education unions in Africa

published 22 December 2019 updated 30 August 2022

The issue of gender-based violence in and around schools and other educational settings is particularly important to education unions and their members. Since everyone in schools – teachers, students, support personnel - can be perpetrator and victim, SRGBV is a violation of both the right to quality education and the right to decent working conditions.

Empowering teachers to take ownership and develop their own strategies is a novel approach to address a problem that is globally pervasive and has proven intractable in the past.