Education trade unions in Africa have made an enduring commitment to ending gender-based violence in schools. Strategies to end school-related gender-based violence: The experience of education unions in Africa draws on the experience of nine education trade unions in seven African countries committed to ending school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in their contexts. The document presents the actions and strategies education unions can initiate to confront the challenges of SRGBV in their communities. It will also inform other stakeholders in the education sector interested in learning more about the unique strengths and specific roles education unions can play as partners in collective efforts to end SRGBV.
From 2016 to 2019, Labour Research Service in collaboration with Gender at Work supported the implementation of the UN Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) and Educational International (EI) SRGBV initiative in sub-Saharan Africa. The SRGBV initiative put teachers, education personnel and their unions at the forefront of efforts to end violence in institutions of learning. Know more about this work.