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Zimbabwe: Lecturers Fired For Sexual Molestation

Zimbabwe: Lecturers Fired For Sexual Molestation

AT least 94 percent of female students in tertiary institutions are experiencing sexual harassment, an organisation working with universities has revealed. Yvonne Mudapakati, programmes officer for Female Students Network Trust (FSNT), also told the parliamentary committee on Women Affairs that lecturers were also among the top offenders. The committee wanted to appreciate the plight of […]

Women Speak Against Sexual Harassment At Work

Women Speak Against Sexual Harassment At Work

There are lots of campaigns going on in the country that have led to enactment of laws to remedy the subject matter in question, such as Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation; but do we ever wonder or think of leading a campaign that will protect women and girls who are harassed on a daily […]

Sexual Harassment: DELSU Sacks Six Lecturers

Sexual Harassment: DELSU Sacks Six Lecturers

The Delta State University, Abraka, has sacked six of its lecturers for their involvement in several offences including alleged sexual harassment of female students. The University Governing Council at 97th regular meeting held on Friday, August 12, 2016, affirmed their sack after a disciplinary committee set up to investigate the allegations against them recommended their […]

Zimbabwe: Town Clerk Sued For Sexual Harassment

Zimbabwe: Town Clerk Sued For Sexual Harassment

Former Chitungwiza Municipality chamber secretary Ms Pricilla Vengesai has taken her former boss, town clerk Mr George Makunde to court claiming $20 000 in sexual harassment damages. Ms Vengesai alleges that Mr Makunde made sexual advances on her on numerous occasions taking advantage of his senior position in council. In her claim filed at the […]

South Africa: Breaking the Silence Around Lecturers Who Are Sexually Harassed – By Students

South Africa: Breaking the Silence Around Lecturers Who Are Sexually Harassed – By Students

Sexual harassment is ubiquitous in higher education institutions around the world, and a large body of research suggests that women are its main victims. This is true for students and academics, who are experiencing sexual harassment from their superiors, their peers – and their students. It is this last category – what’s known as contrapower […]