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COVID-19: Policy Brief and Recommendations; Strengthening Efforts to Prevent and Respond to School-Related Gender-Based Violence as Schools Reopen
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
[New York] | 2020 | 6 p.
Corporate author: 
United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)
© UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) 2020

This policy brief is targeted at policymakers and practitioners working in gender, education and child protection fields. It draws from emerging evidence on the gendered implications of COVID-19 on violence as well as research from previous health emergencies regarding the impacts of school closures on gender-based violence. Working on the principle of ‘Build Back Better’, this brief may be used to advocate for improved attention to school- related gender-based violence (SRGBV).


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Preventing violent extremism
Social justice / Equity
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education


Gender-based violence; SRGBV; Bullying; COVID-19