28/06/2021 1 min
Girls must be protected from sexual violence at school: UNICEF chief - France24
Girls in developing countries must be protected from sexual violence in and around schools, the head of the UN's children fund has said, urging governments to make it a top priority.
Speaking to AFP on the sidelines of a G7 ministerial summit in Paris, UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore said keeping young girls safe was crucial to ensuring their education.
"We have a real responsibility to keep violence out of schools... by other students but also by their teachers," she told AFP in an interview last week.