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Challenge: Sport coaches are not educated to teach girls about their rights and/or are ill-prepared to react appropriately when girls report GBV
Solution: The skills required to coach a sport are very different from those required to teach about and react to gender-based violence. Coaches need to be trained by issue-experts and assessed on their ability to effectively communicate with and listen to girls. If coaches are incapable, ask professionals such as counsellors, medical responders, police or women’s rights experts to come speak and support the sessions. Consider making the connection quite early on with such professionals and experts. This will benefit you at a later date when help is needed.