Community Respect

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Challenge: Sport programme and/or leadership will lose (or not establish) community respect by combating gender-based violence

Solution: Community members need to see how protecting girls from GBV will benefit the whole community. Join forces with those aligned with your vision, including medical, legal, women’s rights, social support and educational groups. Talk to community leaders, elders, caregivers and decision makers. Hold community awareness events with partners to educate members about the positive outcomes of GBV reduction, including lower transmission of disease, girls’ ability to economically contribute to the community, fewer unwanted pregnancies, girl’s emotional and physical health.