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Iran: Institute established to prevent sexual harassment against kids

Tehran, Aug 3, IRNA -- The first-ever institute in the Middle East to prevent sexual harassment against kids and young adolescents was established in Tehran.

The founder of the institute, Dr Shahin Oliaie Zand, told IRNA Tuesday that the institute was established to undertake research and carry out education programs to prevent sexual harassment of children and juveniles.

She said the center will focus on educating teachers and parents on the problem in the hope of finding the appropriate ways of preventing and dealing with it.

Oliaie Zand, who is a university professor, pointed out that the sexual harassment of children and young people by pedophiles is now becoming a global trend, and said her institute wanted to address the issue on a national scale.

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