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The evolution of policy enactment on gender-based violence in schools

Parkes, JLN; (2016) The evolution of policy enactment on gender-based violence in schools. Prospects , 46 (1) pp. 93-107. 10.1007/s11125-016-9382-5. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper examines how policies and strategies to address school-related gender-based violence have evolved since 2000, when gender-based violence within education was largely invisible. Through an exploration of policy enactment in three countries, Liberia, South Africa and Brazil, it traces remarkable progress in policy, programmes and research. The analysis asks why, despite such achievements, there is little evidence that these policy enactments have succeeded in reducing violence. The case studies reveal disconnects in the ways violence is conceptualised and acted upon by policy actors, which inhibit effective action. The paper concludes that more attention is needed to the space between national and local policy enactments, and to tackling at national, district, school and community levels the norms and inequalities at the heart of gender-based violence.

Type: Article
Title: The evolution of policy enactment on gender-based violence in schools
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11125-016-9382-5
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11125-016-9382-5
Language: English
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2016. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Gender, gender-based violence, South Africa, Brazil, Liberia
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474292
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