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Preventing sexual exploitation & abuse (PSEA)

As you gear up for your next @KitaConnect programme, we want to make sure it's a fantastic experience for each of you. Remember, your well-being matters!

Preventing Sexual Exploitation And Abuse (PSEA) safeguards particiapants of the @KitaConenct programmeto have safe and positive experiences for learning. As such, strict measures are in place to prevent such incidents by the organisers and their affiliates.

Why does PSEA Matter?

PSEA is very important because it keeps you and rest of the participants safe while ensuring the organisers comply with the the law to establish safe and respectful learning environments.

If, at any point during the programme, you feel like you're being treated unfairly or if someone is making you uncomfortable, let the PSEA point person know. Your safety is our priority and your voice matters

What are some forms of Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)?

Sexual exploitation and abuse can take many forms, including unwanted advances, assault, and more. Recognizing these behaviours is critical, with prevention efforts including reporting and accessible support services.

These are some common behaviors and actions thay fall under SEA:

1. Verbal Abuse

Harsh language or name-calling based on someone's race, gender, ethnicity, or other personal characteristics.
Examples: Insults, ridicule, or demeaning comments meant to hurt or belittle.

2. Physical Abuse

Any form of physical harm, violence, or aggression towards someone else.
Examples: Unwanted physical contact or touching without consent.

3. Sexual Harassment or Abuse

Unwanted sexual advances, comments, or gestures.
Examples: Coercion or pressure for sexual activities without consent.

4. Bullying

Intentional and repeated harmful behavior, including threats, spreading rumors, or exclusion.
Examples: Cyberbullying through online platforms.

5. Discrimination

Treating someone unfairly or unequally based on their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected characteristics.
Examples: Exclusion or marginalization of individuals or groups.

If you encounter Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), practice these 3 steps

1. Stay Safe: Prioritize your safety in any situation.

2. Trust Your Instincts: If something feels wrong, take it seriously.

3. Report Promptly: Report any instances directly to the designated point person of the programme.

Let's look out for each other and make @KitaConnect a memorable and respectful experience for everyone.

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