Long-term solutions needed to curb sexual harassment, bullying in schools, says women's group

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  • Wednesday, 19 May 2021

What happened to Malaysian school girl Ain is unfortunately more common than not in institutions of education that normalise a culture of rape and sexual harassment, says Awam. Photo: Reuters

One hundred and twenty-five accounts of girls having to go through period spot checks, 108 accounts of bullying and 88 of sexual harassment have been reported through social media influencers or to the All Women’s Action Society (Awam).

In a statement to the media, the women’s group said these figures, collected between Apr 16 to 26, are proof that the rape "joke" made by Form FIve student Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam’s teacher recently is just "one of the many incidents in a culture of sexual harassment and bullying" in educational institutions.

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