Connect With Respect: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Schools
Classroom programme for students in early secondary school (ages 11-14)
Students learn best in schools that provide safety and social support. However, some young people experience violence and harassment in, around, and on the way to school. This includes gender-based violence (GBV), which can take many different forms. As a teacher, you can play an important role in preventing the expression of gender-based violence in the school setting. Teachers, school principals and the broader education system can provide positive role models, empower children and youth to have healthy and respectful relationships, and deliver a violence prevention programme within their curriculum. This tool has been created to help schools in Asia and the Pacific to do all of these things.
- This tool has been designed to assist teachers, like you, to deliver education programmes in early secondary school.
- It has been designed for students between 11 and 14 years of age, but can be adapted for use with older students.
- It provides age-appropriate learning activities on important themes and concepts relating to the prevention of gender-based violence and promotion of respectful relationships.
- The introductory section serves as a reference tool to assist school leaders to better understand how to take a whole-school approach to the prevention of school-related gender-based violence.