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School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV): Thematic brief: School-related gender-based violence

UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse: Thematic Brief

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School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is defined as acts or threats of sexual, physical or psychological violence occurring in or around schools and educational settings as a result of gender norms and unequal power dynamics between genders. It includes acts of bullying, sexual or verbal harassment, physical violence, corporal punishment, non-consensual touching, rape and assault and structural violence amongst others.


 

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