Response Referral And Reporting

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Scenario: A girl experiences gender-based violence. Someone within your sports programme learns about the abuse. Perhaps the girl feels comfortable enough in the sport setting, considering the trust she has with her teammates or coach to disclose information about her experience. Now what?

Sport organisations must have a strong, clear plan of action for how to respond to instances of gender-based violence in the lives of the participants, peer leaders, coaches or staff. All members of the organisation need to be aware of the procedure, and agree to abide by it if they are the first responder to a GBV disclosure.  

Some girls may be ashamed or afraid and may want to access services alone. Educating girls about where they can go to get help for themselves, if they are violated, and providing emergency access numbers, resources and a self-reporting plan is important.  

Critical Logistical Steps To Responding To Gender-based Violence

Get the survivor medical attention. Bring her to a hospital, clinic or local doctor as soon as possible. 60 Get a copy of the doctor’s report of the injuries to the body etc. In...

Disclosure Do's And Don'ts

Sample Demonstration Guide for Responding to Disclosure of Abuse from a Child If a child discloses child abuse to you, it is critical to be prepared to handle the situation in the...

Secrecy Versus Confidentiality

What happens when a girl confides in a coach that she has been abused, but asks her not to tell anyone? What about when a girl shares this information with a teammate? Is there...

Building Organisational Readiness Through Partnerships

It is not necessary, or realistic, for every girl’s sport organisation to be experts in addressing gender-based violence. However, creating organisational readiness to build...

Training Girls As First Responders

Frequently, girls will be more comfortable sharing their intimate experiences, including those related to GBV with other girls on their team or in their programme. Friends, peer...
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