Discrimination

Evidence suggests that under-represented sections of society, such as women and girls, the LGBT community and minorities of different ethnicity to the host nation, tend to suffer more from different forms of discrimination which can intensify before and during Mega Sporting Events. These range from gender inequality and homophobia to xenophobia and racism. As a result, children in society at a general level may also be affected in relation to the development of positive and inclusive behaviours. This is a particular problem in relation to children as women tend to be the primary care giver and are most likely to be the care giver in one-parent households which means children are highly likely to be impacted by discrimination or harm experienced by their parents.