Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone

Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone

22 November 2012

School-Related Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone. 

The following is an excerpt from the report:

Violence is a major threat to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Dakar Education For All (EFA) targets and overall social and economic development. There have been global and national initiatives aiming at addressing violence, particularly among children and promoting zero tolerance for violence. However, violence is still a major concern in many countries of Africa including Sierra Leone. Violence on children has a gender dimension with varying degrees of risks, forms of abuse and contexts.

It occurs everywhere: at home, at the work place, in the streets, within the community and in schools. This study explores violence related to school from a gender perspective. School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) includes any form of abuse and exploitation that is based on gendered stereotypes or that targets students on the basis of their sex.

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Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone

School-Related Gender-Based Violence in Sierra Leone