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"They Are Destroying Our Futures": Sexual Violence Against Girls in Zambia's Schools

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dc.contributor.author Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and Dorothea S. Clarke Program in Feminist Jurisprudence
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-30T16:33:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-30T16:33:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and Dorothea S. Clarke Program in Feminist Jurisprudence (2012). "They Are Destroying Our Futures": Sexual Violence Against Girls in Zambia's Schools. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=avon_clarke
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2138
dc.description.abstract This report examines the problem of sexual violence against girls in Zambian schools. In Zambia, many girls are raped, sexually abused, harassed, and assaulted by teachers and male classmates. They are also subjected to sexual harassment and attack while travelling to and from school. Such abuse is a devastating and often overlooked manifestation of the gender-based violence that occurs in numerous settings in Zambia and other countries throughout the world. This report explores these issues from an international human rights perspective, drawing upon extensive desk research and interviews with 105 schoolgirls and many other stakeholders in Zambia’s Lusaka Province. The report presents new evidence about the nature, scope, and consequences of the problem of sexual violence in Zambian schools. It also illustrates the ways in which school-based sexual abuse implicates Zambia’s international and regional law obligations, and offers suggestions for preventing and responding to this serious human rights problem. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and Dorothea S. Clarke Program in Feminist Jurisprudence en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Zambia en_US
dc.subject teachers en_US
dc.subject review en_US
dc.subject educator sexual misconduct
dc.title "They Are Destroying Our Futures": Sexual Violence Against Girls in Zambia's Schools en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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