Preventing Gender-Based Violence:
Developing and Implementing Effective Sexual Health Education Policy and Practice
This project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada
Young women and girls aged 15 to 24 are five times more likely to be physically or sexually assaulted
than older women
69% of 2SLGBTQINA+ youth in schools report experiencing verbal harassment due to their sexual orientation; 57% experience harassment due to their
25% of youth in Canada
Young people are significantly impacted by gender-based violence (GBV) in Canada. Sexual health education that is early, ongoing, and comprehensive is key to providing youth with the information and skills needed to understand and prevent gender-based violence. SIECCAN’s GBV Prevention within Sexual Health Education Project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery Fund. Over the course of the project, SIECCAN is conducting a literature review of GBV prevention best practices, creating Guidelines and Benchmarks for Integrating GBV Prevention within School-Based Comprehensive Sexual Health Education and developing educator tools to increase the capacity of the education sector to effectively integrate GBV prevention within sexual health education.