Around the country, every day, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and sexual violence against children affects the lives and future of an untold number of women and girls. But Teachers and Peer Leaders are in a unique position to greatly reduce these incidences by working together across all areas of emergency response such as coordinating their efforts to prevent GBV and sexual violence against children before it occurs and working with those most vulnerable to mitigate harm.
It is for this reason that Sport In Action, through the Girls In Action program, held a Child-Safeguarding and Sexual Gender Based Violence training with teachers and Peer Leaders in Kabwe, Central province. The Trainings started on 18th September, 2021 and ran for two days. Five teachers and 15 volunteers were in attendance at Pilgrim hotel.
Sport In Action believes that Teachers and Peer Leaders play a critical role in helping children caught up in these practices, working to prevent their exploitation and abuse and providing support to help them overcome trauma when it does occur.
By integrating interventions to prevent GBV explicitly into their existing programs, the organization stands to do even more to protect the most vulnerable children and their families.