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Can Three Days of Discussions Help Eliminate Violence in School?
February 02, 2024
CGD, the FCDO, the Coalition for Good Schools, and the GPE convened discussions at Wilton Park to work towards ending violence in schools. What happened there, and what will happen next?
Violence in Schools: Prevalence, Impact, and Interventions
January 24, 2024
Violence against children in and around schools is preventable and the education sector has the opportunity to play a critical role in driving the change through schools and school systems. This review provides an overview of the available data and prevalence of violence against children in and arou...
Improving School Management of Violence: Evidence from a Nationwide Policy in Peru
November 22, 2023
Exposure to school violence has been proven to be detrimental to human capital formation, but there is limited rigorous evidence about how to tackle this pervasive issue. This paper examines the impacts of a large-scale government intervention that aimed to improve school leaders’ skills to manage s...
School Leaders’ Role in Creating Safe Learning Environments
November 21, 2023
Globally, almost a third of students aged 13 to 15 have been victims of school violence. This is a deeply concerning statistic. Exposure to school violence has proven to affect students’ learning, socio-emotional development, and physical and mental health. School safety is an important precondition...
Increasing Disclosure of Gender-Based Violence in Schools: Lessons from a Systematic Review
November 03, 2023
Across the world, children are facing unacceptable levels of violence in schools. We need more and better data to understand this problem and find the best ways to eliminate violence in schools. But getting accurate measures of violence is not easy. When it comes to collecting data for children in s...
From Evidence to Policy-Making: What Should Be In Kenya’s Next Education and Training Gender Policy?
November 01, 2023
In recent decades, concerted efforts to promote access, equity, and inclusivity in education have improved school enrollment for girls and marginalized and disadvantaged populations. Kenya is no exception: it has reached gender parity at the primary school level, and the Kenyan government has implem...
When the Data You Have Aren’t the Data You Need: School-Related Violence Data Availability in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
October 16, 2023
School-related violence is a major challenge in many low- and middle-income countries yet most countries lack data to answer simple questions that policymakers might ask as precursors to taking action against school-related violence, to understand the consequences of violence, or to monitor progress...
Introducing a New Dataset of Datasets: Where, When, and How Much Data Exists on School Violence
October 16, 2023
Children and adolescents worldwide are exposed to unacceptably high levels of school-related violence. We know this thanks to an increasing number of surveys that ask about school-related violence. However, it can be hard to tell which countries have data on which time periods, which age groups, and...
Bridging Data Gaps to Illuminate and Eliminate Violence Against Children in School
October 16, 2023
Schools should provide a safe and nurturing environment where children are able to learn and thrive. But, in a terrifying perversion of the role school should play in a child’s life, children are often harmed and abused in and around schools by teachers, other school staff, and by fellow students. N...
What We Know (and Don’t Know) about Violence against Girls and Boys in School
March 09, 2023
The education sector needs to know more and do more about violence in schools. In this note, we analyse the existing data, highlight some of the areas where we lack data, and suggest that more attention needs to be given to the different types of violence—including the different perpetrators—experie...