Education has a central part to play in challenging the negative social norms that drive gender-based violence. Yet schools are frequently places where this kind of violence prevails. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) violates children’s fundamental human rights and is a form of gender discrimination. It also negatively affects school performance and can lead to school drop-out, especially when the school environment is not perceived as safe for learners. Teachers play a pivotal role in preventing violence in schools in and around schools. Schools can be a breeding ground for violence
Gender Empowerment and Development – GeED continues to promote safe schools through their activities with some schools in the Littoral Region. To be more effective, GeED works with students, Student leaders (prefects), teachers, school administrators, parents and community members around the schools.
From the 27th of October to the 30th of October 2020, to do regular monitoring on issues of School Related Gender based Violence in targeted schools, work with available gender clubs in the schools, check suggestion boxes that were installed in some of the schools. During these visits. The GeED Team also had sessions of training and empowerment with school prefects on leadership and basic Psychosocial First Aid methods and there was continuous sensitization in some of the schools during their assembly meetings on School Related Gender Based Violence.
The schools reached during this visit in the Littoral Region are:
- Wisdom Bilingual Nursery and Primary School, Dibamba
- College d’Enseignment General et Technique, Bonaberi
- GSB La Vocation, Ndogpassi Village
- Saint John Bosco, Akwa
- Lycee Bilingue de New Bell
- Mother Theresa College, Bonaberi
- Unity Bilingual College, Bonaberi
- Atlanta Comprehensive College
- Lady Bird Primary and Secondary School, Ndokoti