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Applying a Whole School Approach to Prevent School-Related Gender-Based Violence: Lessons From Zimbabwe
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New York | 2021 | 23 p.
Corporate author: 
United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)
© United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) 2021

In 2018, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) along with the Forum for African Women Educationalists Zimbabwe Chapter (FAWEZI), with support from UNICEF, launched a pilot initiative to test whether and how the eight domains and minimum standards can be operationalized in schools. Miske Witt & Associates (MWAI), a technical partner in the initiative, supported FAWEZI to design and monitor interventions aligned to the minimum standards. The pilot was implemented in ten schools (five primary and five secondary) across two districts in Zimbabwe.

Implemented over the period October 2018 – December 2020, including during the COVID-19 lockdown, this policy note briefly describes the pilot, highlights what worked and lessons and recommendations for policy action. The target audience for this policy note are education practitioners, policymakers, researchers and donors.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Human rights / Human dignity
Preventing violent extremism
Social justice / Equity
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education


Gender equality; Gender-based violence