Partnership approaches to eliminating SRGBV
An EU Development Days panel
Millions of children around the world experience gender-based violence (GBV) in and around schools. It’s a global crisis in which too many schools are anything but the safe and supportive learning environments they need to be for students to obtain a quality education. Rather, they are violent spaces from which young people, especially girls, are fleeing.
As part of the 2018 EU-hosted Development Days conference, UNGEI participated in a panel discussion entitled ‘Eliminating gender-based violence in and around schools and other educational settings: Establishing and sustaining partnership approaches to eliminating gender-based violence in and around schools and other education settings’. Educationists representing a range of education-focused organizations shared experiences and expertise in approaches to tackling school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). Each spoke of a common resolve to shine a light on the gravity of the issue and the responsibility all stakeholders share in working together to root it out.
Read more about the recommended approaches here.
Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen, CEO, Plan International
Anna Murru, Partnership Manager, VVOB
Haldis Holst, Deputy General Secretary, Education International
Hendrina Doroba, Executive Director, FAWE
Nora Fyles, Head of Secretariat, UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)