A Rigorous Review of Global Research Evidence on Policy and Practice on SRGBV
This rigorous literature review was commissioned by UNICEF, with the aim of examining research evidence on approaches to addressing school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). While the scope of the review was global, an emphasis was placed on research in low- and middle-income countries.
- A key finding of the review was that the majority of studies were of short-term programmes of less than a year, and the evidence was drawn from evaluations at a moment of practice, commonly at the end of the programme.
- Few studies engaged with policy, with most focusing on local programmes working directly with groups of girls and/or boys, usually at secondary school level, on sexual violence or young people's aggressive behavior.
- Quantitative studies dominated the global evidence base, with far fewer qualitative, mixed methods or longitudinal studies.
- The detailed review identified promising evidence in a number of areas.
- Some of the most promising interventions are multi-layered and address the links between violence, identities, norms and intersecting structural inequalities.