This report, jointly published by UNESCO New Delhi and the Department of School Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, was released on Tuesday.
The report addresses the issue of bullying based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) in schools in Tamil Nadu.
“We found three kinds of abuse — verbal, physical and sexual — sexual bullying was the highest at the primary level, and as they grew older, physical abuse became more prevalent.
Minister for School Education, KA Sengottaiyan and Pradeep Yadhav, principal secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu were present.
A MoU was signed between the Department of School Education, Government of Tamil Nadu and UNESCO New Delhi Office for advancing the health and wellbeing of adolescents in middle, secondary and senior secondary schools in Tamil Nadu.
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