Addressing Gender-Based Violence through Education Programs

Learn the importance of addressing gender-based violence in education programming and discover examples and solutions.


The brief details why USAID education programs should add gender-based violence programming and strategies for doing so. Years of education is positively correlated with higher earnings for girls, better standards of living, increased decision-making power, and lower levels of child marriage. In contrast, gender-based violence impedes effective education programming, which has both human and financial costs, such as violence, poor safety, lack of concentration, behavioral challenges, missing school, and poor academic performance.