What We Do

The SRA serves as a force multiplier for civil society groups working to promote the rights of everyone affected by sport, including children, women, activists, minorities, fans, athletes, and other workers. The SRA engages directly with the IOC, FIFA, and other leading sport bodies, and it has played pivotal roles in landmark decisions by these organisations to adopt new policies, bidding criteria for mega-events, and host city contract clauses that embed their responsibilities to respect human rights, labour standards, and anti-corruption measures. The SRA has also helped drive collective action to establish the Geneva-based Centre for Sport and Human Rights, including by pushing sports bodies to join the effort. SRA partners authored White Papers for the Centre on issues related to children’s rights, athletes’ rights, remedy, corruption, and other key topics within the sport context. They have co-chaired a dedicated Task Force on supporting the people most affected by the delivery of sport and are the focal point for elevating activists’ and victims’ voices at the annual Sporting Chance Forum and in the Centre’s Advisory Council and Governance Committee.