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AFWI international develops policy on sexual harassment

Health News of Thursday, 20 January 2022

Source: GNA


The policy is to curb harassment in schools | File photo The policy is to curb harassment in schools | File photo

The African Women International, (AFWI) has developed a sexual harassment policy to encourage zero tolerance of sexual abuse and harassment actions in schools under its project.

The AFWI, with support from the World University Services of Canada and funded by the Global Affairs Canada, is implementing the “Enhancing Young Women’s Interest and Access in the Non-Traditional Sector of TVET through Policy Advocacy in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis.”

The project is running in the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI) and the Saint Anne’s Vocational Institute.

Mrs Victoria Dennis, the Executive Director of AFWI, said the Policy would strongly oppose sexual harassment and abuse in any form to advance a healthier learning environment free from discrimination, intimidation, exploitation and abuse.

She said the policy would define sexual harassment and related terminologies, take steps to prevent sexual abuse, respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment in schools and administer appropriate disciplinary measures.

The policy would be available to students, teachers and non-teaching staff in various forms.

Mrs Dennis said the project also promoted field trips, coaching and mentorship and experience sharing sessions with women entrepreneurs in the high growth Non-Traditional sectors.

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