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World’s media hear our IOC human rights recommendations

The world’s media gathered in Rio today to hear the Sports and Rights Alliance outline their recommendations to the IOC to prevent breaches of human rights at future Olympic Games. Since Rio was awarded the Olympics seven years ago, more…

02/08/2016 / , , ,

IOC in talks over human rights recommendations

The International Olympic Committee are in discussions with a coalition of leading sport and human rights groups about how the human rights abuses perpetrated in the build-up to the Rio Olympics can be prevented in future. Earlier this summer the…

02/08/2016 / , , , ,

Our message is getting through!

Children Win’s quest to change the way Mega Sporting Events (MSE) are organised in the future by highlighting their current damaging impact on children is working, according to a new study. Researchers at the Deutsche Sporthochschule (German Sport University) in…

27/07/2016 / , , , , ,

Mothers from Rio favelas meet the IOC

Today, Philip French, IOC public affairs and social development director, met with Maria da Penha Macena, resident of Vila Autódromo community, Ana Paula Oliveira, whose son was killed by the police in Manguinhos, and representatives of Nosso Jogo Network, Terre…

29/06/2016 / , , ,

UN Human Rights side event in Geneva

Highlights from the UN Human Rights Council side event

Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha, two mothers from Rio affected by police violence and evictions linked to the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games, were among the speakers in a debate on ‘Human rights legacy in sporting events’ during…

28/06/2016 / , , , ,

Maria da Penha and Ana Paula outside the UN in Geneva.

“Our children have a voice, and the fight will not stop!”

As they stand outside the manicured lawns of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha’s expressions barely hint at the heartbreak both have suffered. Ana Paula’s 19-year-old son Johnatha was killed in May 2014;…

28/06/2016 / , , , ,

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