Learning and resources on gender in education
"It's not normal"
Sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse in secondary schools in Senegal
“It’s Not Normal”, prepared by Human Rights Watch (HRW) documents how female students are exposed to sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse in middle and upper secondary schools. Based on interviews and focus group discussions with more than 160 girls and young women in Senegal, the report documents cases of teachers who abuse their position of authority by sexually harassing girls and engaging in sexual relations with them, promising students money, good grades, food or items, such as mobile phones and new clothes. HRW shares recommendations to take action against sexual exploitation, harassment and abuse in schools.