JI, age sixteen, about the risk of sexual violence and harassment at her school. Far from being a problem only for schools with few resources, sexual violence permeates the whole of the South African education system. Human Rights Watch interviewed girls from a variety of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. In documenting their cases, Human Rights Watch learned that sexual assault occurs in prestigious predominantly white schools, in impoverished predominantly black township schools, in schools for the learning disabled, and even in primary schools.
A class 4 student of a school in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district was allegedly raped by two school teachers including the vice-principal in the sickroom of the institution, police said on Monday. An FIR was registered at Katras police station against the two teachers of the Topchanchhi-based school after the girl accused them of raping her in the sickroom of the institution a month ago, the police said. Police recorded the statement of the girl in a local court under section after the FIR was registered, the SSP said.
Sexual harassment 'rife' in schools but largely unreported, study says
SWANSEA High students who questioned their teacher's comments about the relevance of a woman's clothing and rape have called for her sacking, saying she "should not be influencing young minds". Year 10 students Ngara Kennedy, Reece Hill, Natalia Nikolic and Marnie Holl organised a protest outside their school on Monday to call out victim blaming and demand their teacher's sacking, after she made the comments in class last week. A 29 second video of the teacher's classroom exchange with Reece and other students posted online has been viewed more than , times and shared more than times. Principal Robyn Leggatt wrote to families on Monday and told them the teacher had been relocated to a non-school setting.
I started visiting schools two decades ago. It was after the publication of my novel, Speak , which tells the story of a teenage girl struggling through the emotional aftermath of being raped. It is commonly read in high school and college literature classes, and has proven to be a useful springboard to conversations about rape mythology, sexual violence and consent. I thought I understood rape. It happened to me when I was 13 years old. I assumed my job was to model survivorship, and to show readers how to speak up after being abused, molested or attacked. I thought I was supposed to talk to the girls. The girls heard me. The girls would come up to me after the bell rang, in tears, and whisper what had happened to them.