Violence is identified as a global public health problem with strong effects to mortality pattern of population. Moreover, the cost of violence is high accounted by billions of US dollars for annual health care expenditures in the world (World Health Organization, 2002). According to WHO, almost over 2.6 million young people aged 10-24 die each year because of preventable causes over the world. Violence is one of the leading causes of death with high rates of homicides and suicides among young people, particularly males (World Health Organization, 2015).
School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) or gender-based violence in and around the school settings becomes a global phenomenon which affects millions of children, families, communities, societies and happens in all countries over the world across the cultural, geographic and economic differences (UNESCO, 2015b; UNESCO & UN Women, 2016). It is estimated that over 246 million girls and boys suffer from SRGBV every year (UNESCO and UNGEI, 2014). Viet Nam has committed in the global commitments to end SRGBV. However, the prevalence of students has been experienced all forms of school-related gender-based violence in Viet Nam including physical violence, verbal violence, psychosocial violence, sexual violence and technology-related violence is high among LGBT, male and female students respectively.
Recognizing of the importance of addressing to end SRGBV, this research will be conducted to examine the risk and protective factors, determinant of impacts, coping mechanism as well as prevention strategies to SRGBV among secondary school students in Viet Nam. This research study will use the dataset from the survey entitled School-related Gender-based Violence in Viet Nam conducted by the UNESCO in cooperation with the Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). Multivariate regression analysis will be conducted to test the research questions.
Moderator: Ms. Benjamas Penboon
April 12, 2017