Protect our children from 'period spot checks' and other harmful acts at school

Many have come forward on Twitter with personal accounts of being abused, shamed, violated and harassed, both in and out of school, as children. Illustration: studio.yante.ismail/Instagram

Nora, 23, is uncomfortable in religious settings because she associates it with a betrayal of trust. When she was eight, she was sexually-abused by a teacher.

“We had religious classes for children in the neighbourhood. It was operated by this ustaz and ustazah, whom I saw as a sweet and respected married couple, ” she recounts.

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