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ERIC Number: EJ1124856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
The Evolution of Policy Enactment on Gender-Based Violence in Schools
Parkes, Jenny
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v46 n1 p93-107 Mar 2016
This article 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 conceptualized and acted upon by policy actors, which inhibit effective action. The article concludes that more attention is needed to the "middle level" 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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Liberia; South Africa; Brazil
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