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Zero Tolerance: GBV-Free Schools in Nepal
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Schools do not exist in social isolation from their communities. Gender inequalities, violence in the home, and social norms are often reflected in gender-based, violence\ related incidents at school. The Zero Tolerance initiative intends to counter harmful social norms and practices, and promote non-violent behaviors in schools. According to a survey conducted by UNICEF in 2014, 66% of school-going children in Nepal have experienced physical violence in any form, while 22% have experienced psychological violence by teachers. Similarly, the percentage of children experiencing physical and psychological violence by peers at school is 28% and 15%, respectively. The same survey also found that 12% of children have been victims of sexual violence at school. Education has the potential to transform and empower young people, particularly girls.
#ZeroTolerance #GenderBasedViolence #ViolenceAgainstWomen #ViolenceInSchools
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USAID, GoN, UNICEF ,   (2016 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
TOLERANCE, SCHOOLS, SOCIAL ISOLATION, VIOLENCE, GIRLS, GENDER DISCRIMINATION, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, CHILDREN, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, EDUCATION, ADOLESCENTS, TRAINING PROGRAMMES, RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, MENSTRUATION, EARLY MARRIAGE, POVERTY, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, ADVOCACY, MANAGEMENT, JUSTICE, POPULATION
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 FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization
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14.05.03  -  Social Development
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