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School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV): Toolkit and Analysis of Legislation and Public Policies to Protect Children and Adolescents from all Forms of Violence in Schools

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Author/Publisher: Plan International, UNICEF

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The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have made important strides in improving access to education for boys, girls and adolescents. However, in spite of multiple efforts to improve the quality of education, school-based violence has not been eradicated in the region. For many children, school continues to be a place of aggression where individual rights are violated and multiple forms of violence are experienced, leaving indelible marks on its victims. School-based violence affects the learning and socialization processes of millions of students, teachers and communities, which, in turn, strengthens existing patterns of violence and incites new violence in a vicious circle.

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