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26 March 2019

Violence Against Women and Girls and Education

Additional Info

  • VAWG themes: VAWG & education
  • Country: Afghanistan
  • Project: Help the Afghan Children - Afghanistan
  • Author: Erika Fraser and Rachel Jewkes
  • Date of publication: February 2019

Violence in schools and amongst school children is widespread and impacts educational attainment, health and wellbeing. However, schools also provide opportunities for preventing violence, learning about gender equality and respectful relationships, and even reducing violence at home and in future relationships. New evidence from rigorous evaluation of three projects under DFID’s What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls Global Programme (What Works) shows the potential of some school-based interventions to prevent multiple forms of violence – in school, at home and in the community – even in very challenging settings.

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