This report provides a detailed account of the causes, types, scope and implications of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in the Asia-Pacific region. The report examines the current data on school-related bullying, physical and psychological violence, sexual violence and corporal punishment the region. The report suggests that school-related violence is caused by multiple factors beyond the school environment, including a students family life, societal norms on the acceptance of violence, gender inequalities and gender expectations. The report, however, highlights that there is still a lack of knowledge and data on SRGBV.
The report further examines policy and programme responses to this issue across the region. Successful case studies are highlighted. Based on a review of the current research the report then outlines the conditions and approaches which aid in the development of effective responses and offers recommendations that the education sector could implement to address this challenge.