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Harassment Policy

Playtopia MGA Festival is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for
everyone [ regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability,
physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion] We do not tolerate harassment of festival
participants in any form. Festival participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or
expelled from the festival [without a refund] at the discretion of the festival organizers.


Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
● Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination [related to gender,
gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body
size, race, age, religion.
● Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
● Harassing photography or recording
● Sustained disruption of talks or other events
● Inappropriate physical contact
● Unwelcome sexual attention
● Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

 

Enforcement
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Festival
stall and vendors at the event are subject to the same rules within the anti-harassment policy.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any
actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning
the offender or expulsion from the conference [with no refund].
Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of,
disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social
activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!

 

Reporting
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as
possible. [Conference staff can be identified special badges.] Harassment and other code of
conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our
event. People like you make our event a better place.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

 

Anonymous Report
You can make an anonymous report HERE
We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take
whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

 

Personal Report
You can make a personal report by:
● Calling or messaging this phone number: [0721894360]. This phone number will be
continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
● Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF Lanyards
● When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be
overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed
properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting,
but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support
you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.
Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local
support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the
event. We value your attendance.
justlimpho@gmail.com
Deputy Festival Director - 0721894360