Safe to Learn

  • A Advocacy Campaign/Project

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Safe to Learn is an initiative dedicated to ending violence in and through schools so children are free to learn, thrive and pursue their dreams. Safe to Learn presents an opportunity to unlock the multiple wins of ending violence in schools, improving learning outcomes, better leveraging investments in education, and raising awareness and change attitudes towards violence against children.

To date, 15 countries have endorsed Safe to Learn's Call to Action, which sets out in high-level terms what needs to happen to end violence in schools. Our shared vision is to work with governments, civil society organisations, communities, teachers and children themselves to end the violence that undermines education and make sure every child — especially the most marginalized — is Safe to Learn.



Lead Implementing Organization(s)


East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Global, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cambodia, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Republic of Moldova, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2020 -


The Civil Society Forum to End Violence against Children, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBCE), and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • School-related gender-based violence
  • School violence

Cross-cutting areas

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased secondary school completion

Cross-cutting goals

  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)
  • Reduced violence against children in the home

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

End Violence Against Children