Where to go in case of sexual abuse (told by Cutchinha – educator, football coach)
September 19, 2023
I often use the football training with the U16 girls to talk about a wide variety of topics. I often prepare for it by researching the Internet.
Not long ago I was sitting with 8 players and we were talking about sexual abuse. Tarrafal is considered to be the municipality with the most abuse cases in Cape Verde. All of the players have had bad experiences with men and we talked about them.
In the end I took a few stones and assigned a location to each stone: police, school, Education Center, court, municipality and others. Then I asked the girls where they would go if they were sexually abused. One of the girls said to the police, everyone else said they would come to us … I am pleased to have them place their trust on us.