- The role and responsibility of national and local public authorities,
- The role and responsibility of civil society and NGOs
- The role and responsibility of educational personnel
Recent reports, including Mr. Pinheiro’s study, The Secretary-General’s in-depth Study on Violence against Women, and the Education for All Global Monitoring Report published by UNESCO, show that gender-based violence in schools, often in the form of sexual violence and harassment, persists in all countries. It represents a generalized violation of human rights and a major obstacle to the achievement of Education for All: of the some 77 million children not enrolled in school, some 55 percent are girls.
The roundtable is organized by UNESCO, the French National Commission for UNESCO and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.