Thailand Ministry of Education launches center for sexual assault victims protection

BANGKOK- With news of sexual assaults on campus by teachers becoming more common, the Ministry of Education has launched a center for sexual assault victims protection to proactively suppress sexual assaults in educational institutions, decisively and swiftly.

The center will serve as the Ministry of Education’s central agency to tackle issues of sexual assault on campus, by promoting immunity and safety among students as a preventative measure, suppressing and solving existing issues while stopping newer ones, and providing protection and compensation to victims.

The center has so far received 16 cases, which have led to the revocation of teaching credentials, or suspension from their position.

The Minister of Education Nataphol Teepsuwan has stressed the center’s objective is to stop cases of sexual assault on campus, as schools are regarded as a second home for students.

Acknowledging the existence of this issue, the Ministry of Education has since early this year laid out measures to prevent and fight against sexual assaults on campus. Any witness of such assaults can report to the center’s 02-007-000 number.

Source/Photo: Thai National News Bureau Press Release

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