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December 8, 2022

Community of Practice event: Safeguarding for meaningful engagement with adolescent girls.

Tools, Resources

On 11th October 2022, AGIP hosted our first Community of Practice event: ‘Safeguarding for meaningful engagement with adolescent girls’. This took place during the the 24-Hour Virtual Forum organised by Plan International to celebrate International Day of the Girl 2022. The event highlights the need for strengthened safeguarding practices in the social development sector with respect to meaningful engagement with adolescent girls. The multi-stakeholder workshop brought together adolescent girls, youth, development practitioners, girls’ rights activists, allies, and funders to openly discuss challenges, share experiences and best practices with the intention to collectively advance the existing safeguarding practices in the social development sector.

The summary report includes contributions made by the participants. We hope that the recommendations, stories, activism, and lived experiences of adolescent girls and girls’ rights allies will continue to transform the safeguarding practices in the sector. AGIP’s Safeguarding Checklist is a useful tool to put the recommendations from the report into practice. Please contact us if you’d like to engage with similar events in the future.

Resources: Summary reportAGIP’s Safeguarding Checklist

May 4, 2021

Safeguarding Adolescents to Participate Meaningfully and Safely in Virtual and Digital Events

Tools

The Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) developed this resource to support organisations and partners to support the participation of adolescents in virtual events and workshops. We are keen to make sure that adolescents participation in these virtual space is not only useful and fun, but also safe! 

The above visual illustrates AGIP’s safeguarding process and approach, see full infograph here

AGIP’s Safeguarding Package includes:

a.            AGIP Safeguarding Kit for adolescent and young leaders that outlines the code of conduct, tips on networking safely online and, reporting mechanisms and focal points from Plan International and Girls Not Brides as the lead agencies on safeguarding.

b.        Template for Consent Form to be used by AGIP members and partners when hosting online engagements with adolescents and youth. Including guidance to use electronic tools to collect signatures.

c.         Event Risk Assessment  Tool to map all potential and possible risks rated against likelihood and impact to help plan for the needed safeguarding measures to put in place for online events, calls and workshops with adolescent girls and youth participation.

If you wish to use these tools and/or adapt them to your own use and the specific events and engagements you are planning with adolescents, please do so while providing credit to the Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) and its partners.

For more information on this safeguarding kit and/or questions on its adaptation to your use, please reach out to: AGIP.Youth@girlsnotbrides.org