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Toward safe and sexual violence- free campuses

Bandung   /   Tue, March 6, 2018   /  11:11 am
Toward safe and sexual violence- free campuses Creating a campus free from sexual violence is not for the sake of accreditation only, but to create a safe environment conducive to learning.  (Shutterstock/File)

In early February, reports of allegations of rape by famous Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan surfaced. Ramadan, an Oxford University professor, has been charged with rape following claims by two women he allegedly assaulted in separate cases in French hotel rooms in 2009 and 2012. 

News about Ramadan — a married father of four — and the alleged sexual assaults had been circulating for a while in international media outlets, especially after Oxford University released a statement in November that said he was taking a leave of absence from his post as a professor of contemporary Islamic studies “by mutual agreement”.

On Feb. 5, news portal theconversation.com released a report titled, “Cambridge University received 173 anonymous reports of sexual misconduct in nine months”. The report is about the alleged mis...

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