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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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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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Child rights ‘invisible’ in Mega Sporting Event planning, say academics

Children are “invisible” when sports governing bodies consider the impact of Mega Sporting Events, according to research. A paper entitled ‘Mega-sporting events and children’s rights and interests – towards a better future’ has been published by Suzanne Dowse, Sacha Powell…

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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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Remembering Rio: ‘People’s lives came second to the Olympics’

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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2024 Evaluation Report lacks Child Rights focus

Child rights receive only a brief mention in an evaluation report by the International Olympic Committee on the Los Angeles and Paris bids to host the 2024 Olympic Games. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be the first to…

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