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Girls at a school in Dar es Salaam. Photo by Sarah Farhat / World Bank
Seminar

Eliminating Violence in Schools

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm GMT

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SDG4a mandates that every child should be able to learn in a safe and non-violent environment, yet for far too many children around the world school is not a safe place. Evidence suggests that violence in schools—particularly toward girls—is a relatively common phenomenon. Together for Girls (using VAC surveys) estimate that almost one third of girls in Kenya and a quarter of girls in Nigeria experience sexual violence before age 18. School-related gender-based violence is a violation of human rights; a barrier to gender equality; and has serious consequences for health, psychological well-being and educational performance.

This event will examine the challenge of violence in schools and will provide evidence and solutions from the perspective of different organizations working to eliminate it.

Presenter

Discussant

  • Peter Evans, Head of DFID RED’s Commissioning Team for Governance, Conflict, Inclusion and Humanitarian Research

Chair

  • Susannah Hares, Global Education Co-Director & Senior Policy Fellow, CGD 

Places are limited, so please confirm your attendance by registering here by Monday, 25 November and direct any questions to Lindsay Ellis at lellis@cgdev.org or Hanna Petros at hpetros@cgdev.org.

I hope you are able to join us for what promises to be a stimulating event.

Related Experts

Susannah Hares
Co-Director of Education Policy and Senior Policy Fellow