Country Colombia
Year 2006
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation, Education > Non-formal education
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls, Sexual violence

Brief Description

Chapter IV of Act No. 1146 (2007), which is concerned with the education sector and prevention of sexual abuse against children and young persons, sets out the obligation of teachers to report “to the competent administrative and judicial authorities any acts or signs of sexual abuse or violence against a child or young person of which they have knowledge.” This Act also stipulates: “State and private educational establishments offering formal education at the primary and secondary levels shall include details to assist in the early identification, prevention, detection and reporting of, and self-protection against, sexual abuse to which pupils may fall victim at or away from the educational establishment.”

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/COL/7-8, para. 603.

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