Make educational institutions safer for students

By:

Rusni Tajari

Affiliations:

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Policy Code:

3f Education

Problem Statement:

1) Lack of mechanisms and training to address deeply entrenched toxic culture of sexual harassment, rape and power abuse in educational institutions.

2) This is a violation of Malaysia’s commitment to CRC and CEDAW in failing to protect the girl child.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

To end rape culture in educational institutions

Proposal of Solution:

1) Introduce comprehensive gender sexuality education into the school curriculum.

2) Providing training curriculum to future educator

Additional Information:

Readings; "Education Ministry must intervene in Ain's possible expulsion" (link: https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/574192) and "Case of teacher who made allegedly made rape joke classified as NFA" (link: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/08/715198/case-teacher-who-allegedly-made-rape-joke-classified-nfa)

Translation

Isu dan Polisi Semasa:

1) Kurangnya mekanisme dan latihan yang menyeluruh untuk menangani budaya toksik yang kuat terhadap gangguan seksual, rogol dan salah guna kuasa di institusi pendidikan.

2) Ini adalah pelanggaran komitmen Malaysia terhadap komitmen kepada CRC dan CEDAW kerana gagal melindungi kanak-kanak perempuan

Nilai-nilai dan Kepercayaan:

Untuk menghapuskan budaya rogol di institusi pendidikan

Penyelesaian:

1) Perkenalkan pendidikan seksualiti gender ke dalam semua kurikulum sekolah

2) Menyediakan latihan kefahaman kurikulum kepada semua bakal tenaga pengajar sekolah

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