Evidence shows that Mega Sporting Events, such as the FIFA World Cup™ or the Olympic Games, can directly harm children or put them at increased risk.
To remove or reduce these risks, such as forced eviction, violence and exploitation, our strategy is to:
- gather evidence of child rights violations linked to MSEs (e.g. our post-Rio Olympics ‘Breaking Records’ briefing)
- urge all stakeholders involved to ensure child rights are not violated before, during or after these MSEs and a positive legacy for children is left behind.
- monitor the actions of stakeholders to ensure children’s rights are always protected
Our immediate priority is to lobby the IOC to include specific child rights obligations in the 2024 Olympics Host City Contract.
Join our campaign to ensure Mega Sporting Events leave a positive legacy for all, especially children.