We All Have a Role To Play In Ending Gender-Based Violence In Education

School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is any act or threat of physical, sexual or psychological violence or abuse that occurs in or around school. SRGBV is based on gendered stereotypes and includes rape, unwanted sexual touching, unwanted sexual comments, corporal punishment, bullying and other forms of non-sexual intimidation or abuse, such as verbal harassment or exploitative labour in schools. SRGBV may be perpetrated by teachers, students or community members. Both girls and boys can be victims and perpetrators.