COMBATING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALE STUDENTS AND FEMALE TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN LITTORAL REGION, CAMEROON

Sexual violence is recognised as a public health and human rights problem worldwide. Although schools are expected to be safe places for young people and are envisaged as institutions that challenge social injustices, they are increasingly identified as sites where disproportionately high levels of sexual violence occurs (Hülya Kosar Altinyelken and Marielle Le M: 2018). This problem is further compounded by the lack of clear definition and undertanding. The definition provided by the WHO and cited by Hülya Kosar Altinyelken and Marielle Le M in 2018 defines sexual violence as:any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic or otherwise directed, against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and wo.

   This research therefore is envisage to combate this silent public health emergency that affects an estimated 150 million girls world (WHO2012), through rounf table discussions, training workshops and assesment of the outcomes of such trainings. We hope our findings will scale up acess to funding and provide more opportunities to empower the female teachers and students to speak out. 

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