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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Remembering Rio: ‘In our city, there was no legacy’

One year ago this week the 2016 Rio Olympics began. Sadly for many of the city’s poorer people – especially the young – what should have been a joyous celebration came at a terrible cost. Throughout this week, in a…

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Remembering Rio: ‘My family and my community were violated’

One year ago this week the 2016 Rio Olympics began. Sadly for many of the city’s poorer people – especially the young – what should have been a joyous celebration came at a terrible cost. Throughout this week, in a…

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Implementation of human rights commitments poses tough task for FIFA

The complex task which sports governing bodies face to successfully respect human and child rights around mega sporting events has been illustrated by one of the trade unions involved in the construction of stadiums for the World Cup in Russia…

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