Beyond Access: Toolkit for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response Into Education Projects

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This toolkit was developed to support implementation of the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. It provides guidance and resources for USAID technical and program officers working on education to increase understanding of GBV in the education context and strengthen integration of a gender-based violence (GBV) response into projects and activities. Because reducing school-related GBV is a high priority for USAID in all school systems globally, this toolkit includes school-related GBV, but the overall focus is GBV in the education context broadly.

The Toolkit provides:

  • The United States government definition of GBV and USAID’s definition of school-related GBV
  • Explanation for why integrating GBV prevention and response improves education outcomes, and the evidence on the prevalence of GBV in the education sector
  • Guiding principles to ensure the well-being of those at risk for, and survivors of, GBV
  • Illustrative GBV prevention and response activities by the USAID Education Strategy Goals
  • Guidance on how to integrate GBV prevention and response throughout theUSAID Program Cycle to be able to monitor, evaluate, learn, and adapt education projects and activities accordingly, and it includes illustrative indicators for measuringGBV prevention and response for each of the USAID Education Strategy goals.


There are five Parts of the toolkit

  1. How to use the toolkit, purpose, and background
  2. GBV and the USAID Education Strategy
  3. Integrating GBV prevention and response into education projects and activities
  4. Measuring GBV results in education
  5. Conclusion and Resources (glossary of technical terms, Summary of USAIDGBV Response Integration in Education projects, References)


Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:30am

Last updated: August 10, 2015