Doorways: Training Manuals on School-Related Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response
Addressing school-related gender-based violence requires a holistic, multifaceted approach with specific attention to gender equality and human rights. Efforts must involve all levels of schooling, teacher training programs, community efforts, and ministerial-level policies and practices and must address all types of gender violence and abuse. The Doorways program of USAID is a series of manuals targeting three key audiences: teachers, students and community members. These three groups can create a critical mass in schools that will bring about transformative, lasting change. Working at the community level is central to making schools safe, and the Doorways program can be integrated into any comprehensive national or local plan to reduce gender violence.