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Children Win is a global campaign co-ordinated by Terre des Hommes. Our mission is to ensure that child rights are protected, preserved and respected before, during and after the organisation and delivery of Mega Sporting Events (MSEs), and that every event ensures a positive legacy for future generations. Since 2014, we have been steadily increasing the pressure on MSE organisers with a track record of turning a blind eye to human rights violations, and demanding change from them. We have compiled irrefutable evidence that major events, such as the FIFA World Cup™ or the Olympic Games, can directly harm children or expose them to risks such as forced eviction, violence and exploitation. This is unacceptable and must stop.

Why child rights must quickly become a priority for sport governing bodies

The importance of child rights becoming central to sports governing bodies’ new human rights policies has been brought into sharp focus by the launch of a new global campaign. It’s a Penalty uses Mega Sporting Events (MSEs) to raise awareness and increase education...

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Child exploitation awareness campaign calls for concrete action around Mega Sporting Events

Child rights must become a central component of future event planning, according to the Chief Executive of a global campaign which uses Mega Sporting Events to raise awareness of child abuse and exploitation.   The ‘It’s a Penalty’ campaign was initially launched...

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Governing bodies ‘only at start of human rights journey’

Sports governing bodies are "just at the start of their journey" despite a promising year in the field of human rights and Mega Sporting Events, according to the Head of the Children Win Campaign.   During 12 months in which none of the main Mega Sporting Events...

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Taking ‘collective action’ on human rights and MSE – Interview with IHRB CEO John Morrison (Part 2)

Terre des Hommes will attend the 'Sporting Chance Forum' in Geneva this week, when around 150 representatives from governments, sports governing bodies, UN agencies, NGOs and trade unions, sponsors and broadcasters will gather to focus on the issue of human rights...

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Children Win Head of Campaign speaks at Host City 2017

Host cities will play a crucial role in determining whether human rights due diligence around Mega Sporting Events becomes a reality in the future. When considering the progress made over the last year by sports governing bodies in this field, it will be the...

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Taking ‘collective action’ on human rights and Mega Sporting Events – interview with IHRB Chief Executive John Morrison

The importance of 'collective action' in protecting and respecting human rights around Mega Sporting Events is the focus for the 'Sporting Chance Forum', which Terre des Hommes will attend in Geneva next week. Around 150 representatives from governments, sports...

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