Brookings Institution supports India’s Daughters Campaign

Rebecca Winthrop
Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Universal Education

India’s Daughters Campaign 2015 raises the voices of those who are on the frontline of the learner’s experience: teachers and students—And, engages civil society and girls’ education leaders in the discussion on the importance of providing a safe space for girls and boys to learn.

Involving all actors in this discussion and building awareness of the detrimental effects of school-related gender-based violence is an important first step in identifying what a safe learning environment for girls in India means and what steps need to be taken to get there. Ensuring a safe space for girls has shown to have a positive influence on their school attendance, completion and on their overall learning outcomes—which benefit a society as a whole.

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