Baseline Report of Early Grade Reading and School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Between April and June 2016, the Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity conducted a School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) baseline study with the purpose of establishing a snapshot of gender-based violence in primary schools in Uganda. The SRGBV baseline was carried out in a sample of 216 schools. The study population included male and female pupils from P3 and P5 in treatment and control schools. The sample also included school staff (teaching and nonteaching) as well as parents/guardians of children in the study schools. Baseline findings, embedded in the same report with the EGRA baseline, show a challenging environment for many pupils, for example, corporal punishment is still rampant in schools although the government banned it in 2006. On as positive side, less sexual violence was reported by the pupils.