Lobbying government for change in the law to strengthen protection for teachers against violence and harassment

External practice
SEB Campaing 'No to violence against children, students and teachers!'
SEB Campaing 'No to violence against children, students and teachers!'

Duration

New change in PENAL CODE introduced in 2013

Partnership

Education trade union of Bulgaria (SEB) and Bulgarian national government

Reason it was developed

High levels of violence and harassment experienced by teachers

Activities

SEB was instrumental in working with the government to ensure the criminalisation of the harassment of teachers in legislation. This also relied on the experience from teachers’ unions in other EU Member States.

Results

Change in legislation. As a result, violence against teachers, including gender-based violence, has been radically reduced.

Funding

Government

Links

Bulgaria
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