Protecting school girls against sexual exploitation: A guardian programme in Mwanza, Tanzania

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Author/Publisher: Zaida Mgalla, Dick Schapink, J. Ties Boerma 
Language: English

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 This paper presents a study in 1996 of a guardian programme in primary schools in two districts in Mwanza region, Tanzania, whose aim was to protect adolescent girls against sexual exploitation, which is thought to be common within educational institutions in Africa. The guardians were women teachers whose role was to help in cases of sexual violence or harassment and act as counsellors on sexual health problems.


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