New Blog Post:
Peer Violence and Bullying Are a Barrier to Learning in Crisis and Conflict Settings
Photo Credit: Maryoriet Rosales, Communications Specialist, Asegurando la Educacion
In ECCN’s latest blog post, Peer Violence and Bullying Are a Barrier to Learning in Crisis and Conflict Settings, Kalene Resler (USAID) and Gustavo Payan (DAI) argue that while schools can provide children a stable and welcoming environment, they can also be the breeding ground for peer violence, particularly in crisis and conflict settings. Research shows that “children in conflict and crisis settings are often at a higher risk for experiencing peer violence in a school setting.”
Resler and Payan recommend adding peer-to-peer violence indicators to projects as well as turning to projects that seek to overcome peer-to-peer violence.
To read the entire blog post and find out more about the research, click here.
Watch also ECCN’s recent webcast Understanding the Negative Impact of Peer Violence and Bullying in Africa and Latin America, which can be accessed here.