Pupils, too, should have a right to protest


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

In tackling sexual harassment against pupils, educational institutions of this country are still very resistant to reform. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 16, 2021.

IN defending pupils against sexual harassment, abuse and assault in school and hence ensuring school is a safe place for them, young people and student activists banded together to create the National School Walkout Day (NSWD).

The title leaves us with no doubt that pupils will be boycotting schools with the aim to challenge educational institutions from top to bottom to act against sexual harassment in schools, considering the recent revelations of rape jokes, sexual harassment against victims and period spot checks in schools.


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