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close this bookPreliminary Investigation of the Abuse of Girls in Zimbabwean Junior Secondary Schools - Education research paper No. 39 (DFID, 2000, 100 p.)
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The authors of this report wish to thank Rosemary Gordon of the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Zimbabwe for taking on the role of 'critical friend' during this research period. She has done much to bring the issue of school-based abuse of girls to a wider audience. Thanks also to Vicky Johnson and Robert Nurick in the UK and Barbara Kaim in Zimbabwe for helping us develop workshop materials at short notice.

This study was only made possible with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe and the head teachers of the four participating schools, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks. Of the many people who should also be thanked for giving us of their valuable time, our greatest gratitude is extended to the girls who chose to talk to us about their personal experiences of schooling.



Role play of a teacher taking revenge on a girl who has rejected his advances by beating her in class