12:30—2:00 PM GMT
Center for Global Development in Europe (CGD Europe)
1 Abbey Gardens
Great College Street
London, SW1P 3SE

Eliminating Violence in Schools

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.



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


  • 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 [email protected] or Hanna Petros at [email protected].

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

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