Tens of millions of students across the world are subjected to gender-based violence (GBV) in and around schools every year. This is a human rights abuse issue, the consequences of which are devastating. Yet violence is not inevitable and there are clear measures that can be taken, strategies that can be deployed to help prevent it. A key approach is to harness the power of education to address the root cause of SRGBV; namely, harmful gender norms and unequal power dynamics between boys and girls, men and women.
In order to do this, men and boys must see themselves as allies in the movement for gender equality, including the fight against GBV. As part of our #16Days of Activism Campaign, here, we share 16 reasons (one for each day) why men and boys are taking action to help end SRGBV.