Are We Passing on Violence to the Next Generation?: Gender Norms and Gender-based Violence Attitudes among Early Adolescents in Indonesia
Description: Intensification of gender norms during puberty affects adolescents’ perceptions and behavior related to violence. This study examined the association between
gender norms and gender-based violence (GBV) among early adolescents considering socio-ecological variables using cross-sectional data from 3,618
Indonesian Global Early Adolescent Study pupils. This research concluded that unequal gender norms intensified during puberty
strongly correlate to attitudes towards GBV among early adolescents. Strengthening the individual aspects by providing a more conducive environment, such
as comprehensive sexual education at school, is essential to prevent GBV.
Keywords: adolescent health, adverse childhood experiences, gender-based violence, gender norms