Advocacy Resources

Education can shift social norms

Date
26 Mar 2019
Publisher
Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership

Evidence points to education and access to media as effective entry points for shifting societal norms around domestic violence. In India, engaging school children in dialogue about gender roles increased boys' contributions to housework and shifted perceptions of gender roles. There is a direct correlation between a lack of formal education and women’s beliefs about domestic violence : women with higher levels of formal education are less likely to be tolerant of domestic violence.