The Zero Tolerance Project: Gender-based Violence Free Schools

  • P Project/Program

I Inactive

Key Information

The Zero Tolerance project aims to counter harmful social norms and practices and promote nonviolent behaviors in schools. It aims to reduce the prevalence of school-related gender-based violence and to establish child- and adolescent-friendly procedures to respond to incidents of gender-based violence (GBV). The project leverages UNICEF’s ongoing work by establishing new and strengthening existing connections between schools and child protection actors.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



South Asia


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2012 - 2017

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • School-related gender-based violence

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Other community members - female, Other community members - male, Other family members, School administrators


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

School-related gender-based violence

  • Safe and welcoming schools

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV)