Eliminating Gender-based Violence: what is the role of education?
UNESCO with UNGEI, UN WOMEN, UNICEF and partners are holding a panel discussion on 2 December at UNICEF House, New York, on the importance of education in addressing Gender-based Violence and present global guidance on addressing SRGBV.
As part of the 16 Days Campaign, this panel aims at presenting different perspectives from governments, civil society, youth, teachers and global partners on how the education sector and other partners can combine their efforts to respond to abuse that occurs within and around school settings. Highlighting the key role of education as a socializing mechanism, they will further discuss how to challenge harmful cultural norms and nurture societies that promote Human Rights to contribute to the prevention of gender-based violence.
A Call to action, detailing the 16 steps to eliminating school-related gender-based violence, will be presented. New Global Guidance on for Education Sector Responses to SRGBV co-authored by UNESCO and UN Women due to be launched in early 2016 will also be presented at this panel.