Gender-Based Violence and Education
Gender Tool Box
Gender-based violence (GBV) is the most extreme expression of unequal gender relations in society and one of the most widespread violations of human rights. While GBV disproportionally affects women and girls, it also affects men and boys. These abuses take place all over the world in homes, schools, work-places and communities. But GBV is preventable and education and educational institutions can play a central role in ending GBV. This brief provides an overview of the relationship between education and GBV.1 It illustrates how education can reduce exposure to, and perpetration of GBV, but also highlights the negative impact GBV can have on lifelong learning.