Sex for grades in Mozambique

allie shep
Posted November 26, 2016 from United Kingdom

I hope all World Pulse members in the U.K. saw last night (Friday)'s "Unreported World" on Channel 4.

It exposed (to me for the first time anyway) how widespread the problem is of schoolgirls in Mozambique being forced to have sex with teachers in order to graduate.

They even spoke to one teacher who admitted he'd done it and now regretted it, but he said that the practice was so ingrained that it may never change.

www.channel4.com/unreportedworld

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Jill Langhus
Nov 26, 2016
Nov 26, 2016

Hi Allie. Thanks for sharing. This was new to me, too. How awful, manipulative and disempowering for those poor girls:-(

allie shep
Nov 28, 2016
Nov 28, 2016

Agreed jlanghus - thx for comment. I despair sometimes - I know that the thought of violence to any human ought to be unbearable, but watching these girls so frightened of speaking out about the sex/rapes for fear of not graduating, just makes me want to grab some garden shears and -------- well, perhaps that would make men throughout the world think twice.

Sorry for any over-reaction.

Allie x