Breaking the silence: contesting violence and girls’ education
|Discussion||April 26th – 30th|
|Keynote||26 April 2010, 09:00 UTC (view time across timezones)
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|Moderators||Victorine Djitrinou and Akanksha Marphatia|
Giving substance to gender equality also means tackling violence against girls and women; a key element, often unremarked upon and taken for granted, that perpetuates non-participation in school and the fulfilment of education aspirations. Gender based violence in and around school is starting to be documented with particular, but different consequences for girls and boys. Research indicates the complex relationships associated with gender identities and access to power and esteem this entails. In addition these issues are often cloaked in shame and a processes of silencing ensues which makes the question of policy and practice particularly delicate. Violence in, on the way to, or associated with school is emerging as an important reason why girls do not attend. However, attending and completing school or membership of an adult education group may give girls and women particular resources to challenge gender based violence.
|1.||EN||Girls at the heart: a review of girls’ participation initiatives to combat violence in school (abstract)||Asmara Figue, Akanksha A. Marphatia, Victorine Djitrinou, Jenny Parkes|
|2.||EN||Schools Out: Core Strategies for Human Rights Learning during Armed Conflict||Elaine Halsall|
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