Sexual violence and harassment in schools is a public health problem. It is detrimental to girls’ psychosomatic health; a fact that has been expressed by students, educators, and community officials throughout the last decade. Sexual violence is “…any sexual act, attempted sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts of trafficking women’s sexuality using coercion, threats of harm or physical force, by any person
regardless of relationship to the survivor, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work.”
Benta is an education specialist with training in Demographic Research. Her experience is in education policy issues of access, equity, and quality; the linkages between education and health outcomes for adolescents; gender issues in education;...