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The principles of a safer space are followed in all the activities of The Green Youth and
Students. For us, a safer space means that everyone has the freedom to be who they are, without ridicule, discrimination, or harassment. This means not making assumptions about people (related to gender, sexuality, or health, for example), not embarrassing anyone, not touching others without permission, respecting others, and treating sensitive topics with respect, among other things. In a safer space, you don’t judge others.

The Green Youth and Students ́ events, occasions and discussion groups are without exception an area free of harassment and discrimination. All those participating in the activities of the Green Youth and Students commit themselves to this. If you experience or notice harassing or discriminatory behavior at an event, report it to the event’s, occasion ́s or group’s own harassment contact persons.

In non-urgent matters or within the framework of activities outside of our events (online
working, meetings, other interactions), you can also give anonymous feedback using the equality form.

Principles of a safer space

  • Do not make assumptions about a person, their background, or their opinions based on skin color, other external characteristics, or speech. Do not assume based on geographic origin.
  • Do not assume a person’s gender or sexuality.
  • Do not assume everyone can do what you can. Do not assume everyone is healthy.
  • Do not belittle or embarrass others.
  • Try to recognize your own dominant position in relation to others and act knowing it.
  • Do not touch others without permission, respect the other’s personal space and the boundaries they define themself.
  • Do not judge people or their views based on whether their output is grammatically correct or perfectly structured. Respect the other person’s speech, regardless of its form.
  • Do not repeat racist and discriminatory stereotypes in your speech, actions, or behavior, even “jokingly” or “ironically”.
  • Do not use ableist terms, i.e., derogatory terms based on a disability or health condition.
  • Support and enable others to participate and be heard, for example by explaining the terms and difficult concepts used by yourself and others.
  • Handle sensitive topics with respect and sensitivity. Remember that they may be personal to others. Use content warnings when necessary.
  • Do not divide work and tasks based on gender. Actively dare to break traditional gender roles.
  • Respect everyone’s right to take breaks, leave or not participate in certain activities, and don’t question their reasons for doing so.
  • Accept mistakes and disagreements.
  • Do not judge others’ appearance.
  • Do not break the confidentiality of letters or pass on confidential matters.
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