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Date: 16 Oct Megha Kashyap | Story Source: GPE ~ Go to Original Article

A GPE youth advocate is using her voice to raise awareness about gender-based violence in school and how to empower girls to fight back.

Gender-based violence, especially in schools, is prevalent everywhere in the world. According to UN Women and UNESCOmore than 246 million children are subjected to gender-based violence in or around schools every year.

Because of the gender norms and stereotypes in our society, girls are particularly vulnerable to such violence. Nearly half of all sexual assaults are committed against girls younger than 16. The violence compromises their…