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Together we can end gender-based violence in schools

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Schools

Millions of children and young people are subjected to gender-based violence in and around schools. The consequences of this for the physical, mental and emotional health of learners are devastating. Violence is preventable and we can all take action against it. Through the 16 Days of Activism Campaign, young men across the world are showing how.

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Stand up to gender-based violence

Men and boys are standing shoulder-to-shoulder as allies in the movement against school-related gender-based violence. They are challenging gender norms, speaking out against SRGBV and standing in solidarity with their peers to make schools safe and welcoming spaces for all learners.

16 reasons to be an ally in the movement to #EndSRGBV

Take action to end gender-based violence in schools

School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is not inevitable and there are steps we can all take to help end it. All across the world, young men are standing tall as gender champions in their schools and communities. During the 16 Days of Activism Campaign they invite you to become an ally in the movement by sharing ideas, speaking out and working together to create a new normal in which SRGBV is no more.

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“Men should be more involved in gender-based violence because right now, women are the only ones taking real action”

Luis Carlos Soler

Speaking out against gender-based violence

We asked the young men leading the 16 Days of Activism Campaign why they are speaking out and how others can join them as allies. Explore their video testimonies and stand with them by pledging to do all in your power to help end gender-based violence in schools, in communities and everywhere.

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