Gender Based Violence (GBV) is learned behavior, generally by males, directed against women, girls and LGBTQ+It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. GBV knows no racial, social, economic or national boundaries and it has instensified during COVID-19 to the extent that the United Nations refers to it as the Shadow Pandemic.


TRC has launched the Orange Conversations Course to galvanize youth around the world to prevent and end gender based violence where they live through civic education and activism.


Students anywhere in the world may take the TRC Orange Couch Conversations course for FREE. We’re transforming social media into a global classroom. Students complete assignments by sharing their work on social media. Through TRC’s Orange Couch Conversations course they’re using their online presence and power to  advocate and raise awareness to end gender based violence. Students can partner from anywhere in the world and work together on their assignments. Enrollment is year-round. Students may also apply for a scholarship to earn academic credit, transferable to their local schools, for learning how to identify and prevent gender based violence where they live.


We’re putting civic education and activism into action to end gender based violence at schools.






Take the Pledge to end GBV

We’re asking youths around the world to commit to taking action to end GBV.  Share your pledge to end GBV on social media using  #Educate2EndGBV . 


Mission Statement

The mission of Truth & Reconciliation Conversations (TRC) is to galvanize action to end racism and gender based violence through the TRC Global Summit and #Educate2EndGBV campaign


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