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Addressing violence in and through education

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Programme Director
Alison Hilliard

Project Manager
Rachel Jewkes

School violence is a global challenge, but prevalence is highest in low and middle-income countries where nearly a third of children are regularly exposed to physical or sexual violence at school.

Such violence is a major obstacle to human and economic development and can have devastating effects on brain development and health outcomes as well as harming children’s potential. Yet school violence does not receive sufficient political attention nor financial resources from domestic governments and the global education community.

This Wilton Park conference aims to produce a set of goals for ongoing action on the elimination of violence in schools. It will seek agreement on the evidence that currently exists about the problem and gain commitment for using this evidence to drive reform at the education system level.

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