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Technical Brief: Engaging communities in dialogue on gender norms to tackle sexual violence in and around schools

Sexual violence is rooted in harmful gender norms, systematic gender inequality, discrimination and unequal power relations between men and women and often exacerbated by other inequalities such as those based on wealth, status and age, which can create coercive sexual interactions. Sexual violence, and efforts to address SRGBV are high on the global agenda, yet evidence on effective approaches are only emerging. The purpose of this technical note is to 1) explain how gender norms shape sexual violence, and why it is critical to incorporate dialogue and action on...

Sexual violence is rooted in harmful gender norms, systematic gender inequality, discrimination and unequal power relations between men and women and often exacerbated by other inequalities such as those based on wealth, status and age, which can create coercive sexual interactions. Sexual violence, and efforts to address SRGBV are high on the global agenda, yet evidence on effective approaches are only emerging. The purpose of this technical note is to 1) explain how gender norms shape sexual violence, and why it is critical to incorporate dialogue and action on gender norms in SRGBV interventions, and 2) identify promising approaches to addressing gender norms within programs aimed at ending SRGBV, and sexual violence in particular. It aims to be a resource for organizations who work in, or are planning to implement programmes on SRGBV primarily at the district and sub-national level. Some of the learning can also be applied to inform national education policy around gender and violence. 

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Publication year:
2016
Language: English
Content category: Publication
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Technical notes & briefs
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