Enable line to report sexual abuse in sports

After the recurring complaints for alleged cases of gender-based violence in sport, especially towards women, the Ministry of Sport put into operation the first telephone line to report harassmentabuse, mistreatment or discrimination in the sector.

To report a case of any type of violence, victims or witnesses can dial 018000114060 from any landline or cell phone in Colombia, the first line of its kind in Latin America.

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“We accompany our athletes, coaches, judges… we help them file a complaint with the Prosecutor’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, ICBF or the relevant authority and we follow up on the cases to ensure that their rights are respected. and that due to gender-based violence sports practice is not abandoned”, explained the deputy minister of sports, Daniela Maturana.

The entity also pointed out that complaints can be filed by both minors and anonymous persons. Complainants will receive initial psychological and social orientation.

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Complaints will also be received by mail. nisilencioniviolencia@mindeporte.gov.co, a virtual chat, a digital form or in person at the administrative headquarters of the Ministry of Sport.

According to official data, to date and since 2020, when the registry began, Ministry of Sport has received 35 cases of violence, four of these were received in the first ten days since the telephone line came into operation, on April 1st.

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The regions with the highest number of reported cases are Bogotá, Antioquia and Boyacá. However, the Sports portfolio reported that it will analyze data from the leagues, federations, municipalities and departments with the highest rates of gender-based violence to reinforce inspection, surveillance and control of those organizations of the National Sports System involved.

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Enable line to report sexual abuse in sports