Handout 2 - Sample Ground Rules

Ground rules will differ for every Goal programme site, but here are a few to get you started.

Below are some examples of ground rules that are generally useful in promoting respectful discussion:

  • Listen carefully to what others say.
  • Do not interrupt when someone is speaking.
  • What is discussed during group sessions should not be talked about outside the group.
  • Clarify any questions or doubts as soon as you can.
  • Be punctual.
  • Respect differing opinions.
  • Do not laugh or make fun of other girls’ comments or experiences.
  • Switch off mobile phones.