An estimated 246 million girls and boys are harassed and abused in and around school every year. While girls and boys can be both victims and perpetrators of violence, the extent and form differs.
Incidents of SRGBV have been recorded in every region and country where it has been studied and cuts across cultures, regions and peoples, across economies and affects boys and girls.
SRGBV is a human rights issue and an education issue: a violation of human rights and a serious barrier to learning. It has long lasting consequences on children’s psychological, social and physical wellbeing and affects their ability to learn and stay in school.