'Make teachers, students aware of sexual abuse'
Speakers yesterday opined for creating awareness among students and teachers to resist sexual harassment in educational institutions.
They said this at a view-exchange meeting on “Forming anti-sexual code of conducts in educational institutions managed by Chittagong City Corporation (CCC)” organised by Adolescent Development Foundation (ADF), Bangladesh at a restaurant in the port city.
Presenting the keynote paper, ADF Consultant Syeda Sajida Khanam Snigdha said sexual harassment in educational institutions is a burning issue at current.
Adolescent girls are being harassed in educational institutions by their classmates, senior students and, also, by their teachers, she said.
Giving examples, she said there are incidents where the teacher, accused of harassing students, remained unpunished.
A teacher, dismissed for sexual harassment, manages a job in another school very shortly, she said. Thus ultimately, this teacher remained out of punishment, she added.
ADF General Secretary Saroj Kanti Das said there are 85 educational institutions managed by CCC, and ADF is trying to formulate some common code of conducts for these institutions to resist sexual harassment of the female students.