US AID Fact Sheet: What is the Cost of School-Related Gender-Based Violence?

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One important aspect of education quality is the learning environment, which far too often in both developed and developing countries is characterized by widespread school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). Research has shown that SRGBV not only affects studentsí psychological well-being but is also related to low enrollment and attendance, high dropout rates, and lower achievement1, and thus poses not only a human rights but also an important economic problem for education systems. But how much does SRGBV actually cost?


 

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