The Board of WuBDA wants you to know that we want to be a safe and happy association for everyone. Therefore, we are doing our best to create a safe space where everyone feels they can be themselves, dance, and have fun together! Since we are an association with many different people, a variety of dance classes, parties, and other people, a lot can happen. Thus, we have decided that having a confidential contact person (CCP) is a valuable addition to the association. Currently, we have one confidential contact person within WuBDA, and Thymos also has their own confidential contact persons. If you decide to talk to either a WuBDA CCP or a Thymos CCP, you have our full support. It is also possible to report incidents to the board. We are very willing to help you. However, board members are obligated to report certain incidents, which means we cannot guarantee confidentiality in all cases, in contrast to the confidential contact persons.
What is a confidential contact person?
‘‘A Confidential Contact Person (CCP) is someone who you can talk to when you, or someone you know, is experiencing or has experienced unwanted or unacceptable behaviour. Unwanted or unacceptable behaviour can take many forms, like discrimination, bullying, (sexual) harassment, threats, stalking or gossiping, both online and offline. Even if it is very subtle, unwanted or unacceptable behaviour can still have a great impact on your feeling of safety and your pleasure in exercising.”
Confidential contact persons will treat any discussion with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
When should I contact a confidential contact person?
In principle, confidential contact persons are here to talk to about unwanted or unacceptable behaviour you have experienced or witnessed. However, you can talk to them about anything that bothers you related to social safety at WuBDA. They are here to listen to you, and guide you in the options you have for handling situations or incidents. If you are doubting whether your case is ‘serious’ enough to talk to the CCP, please do contact the CCP! Any situation you are worrying about is reason enough. Even if you are not sure if you want to do anything about the situation, you can still contact the CCP.
Who can contact a confidential contact person?
Anyone who has any relationship with WuBDA and wants to talk about anything regarding social safety at WuBDA can contact the CCP. This includes, but is not limited to, WuBDA members, WuBDA benefactors, members of sister associations, and visitors to our events.
How can I contact the confidential contact person?
If you experience any problems or unwanted behaviour you can contact the CCP of WuBDA (see information below) or of Thymos (CLICK HERE).
These are our CCPers:
The CCP of WuBDA is Helena Donner. She will gladly invite you for a talk over coffee or tea. If you feel more comfortable to share your thoughts during a walk around campus or the city center, that is also an option. You can approach her after the beginners lessons, at most free dancing and other dance events, send her a WhatsApp message (you can find her phone number in the description of the WuBDA members WhatsApp group) or contact her through the form below: