The Sindh Education and Literacy Department (SELD) on Saturday announced to introduce a subject on harassment to be included in the curriculum, which in turn will be taught at the schools in an attempt to counter the rising number of child abuse cases.
According to Education Minister Sardar Shah, educating children on harassment and sexual abuse is the need of the hour. He said children should be able to protect themselves when someone tries to give indecent exposure.
The education minister told a private media channel that teachers are also being trained to teach the subject. He added those who would not be comfortable with students being taught on the matter will also be given training.
Earlier a chapter on sexual harassment was included in Urdu textbooks. However, this time, harassment will be introduced as a subject like mathematics, Urdu and science.