Kenyan students launch #CampusMeToo campaign

University students in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, have launched a campaign to end sexual harassment in the country’s higher learning institutions.

A recent survey in Nairobi by the campaign group ActionAid suggests that half of all female students and a quarter of all male students have experienced a form of sexual harassment from a staff member at their university or college.

Under the hashtag #CampusMeToo, students are gathering signatures for a petition that will be handed to the education ministry.

Among their demands are mandatory induction sessions for newly enrolled students, regular training sessions for university staff and the appointment of an investigation committee on all campuses to handle sexual harassment cases.

UN Women Kenya has been tweeting about the campaign:



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