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Making education on importance/responsibility of respecting women's personal rights a compulsory part of all core school/uni curriculum. Promoting empathy for both the sexes without straddling into moral policing or the broader sexism issues. Research shows that it works.

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The idea builds from this research -  and from other contributions. 

There is a lot of noise raised about what is being taught/not-taught (religion, versions of history, political views) in schools. Our moral values are shaped in part by the influence of our peer groups and especially in the highly impressionable school/university years. If we can raise awareness on the moral imperative of all males to respect their female counterparts during these impressionable years, it can have a longer real-term impact than ad-hoc women empowerment measures. We could do it in many ways - from formal classes to play periods to arts classes. 


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Feel free to check out this related NGO for targeting schools

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Thanks Marcus..Interesting work and I hope the results they saw in the study were sustainable longer term as well

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