Make tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence compulsory for all schools.
Why is this important?
Sexual harassment in schools is a huge problem. When I was teaching, I often heard boys talk about how girls were "asking for it" and who saw no problem with cat-calling and wolf-whistling.
We have a responsibility to make sure all girls can go to school and not face offensive name-calling, groping and unwanted sexual attention.
Schools should be held accountable for tackling sexual violence and harassment - and teaching children how unacceptable this kind of behaviour is should be in the curriculum.
The classroom is the perfect setting in which to tackle, and put an end to, the toxic behaviours that impact girls every day. But unless it’s the priority of all schools, it’ll always get put to the bottom of the list.
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