Steffany Ndei

Player Associations Care – New Report Identifies Key Recommendations To Support Survivors Of Abuse

Since 2019, the World Players Association (WPA) which bring together player associations throughout the world has undertaken significant work to address the crisis of abuse in global sport. Cases of child sexual abuse (CSA) have tragically not been limited to any one sporting code or country and sadly for too long sport governing bodies and […]

Player Associations Unite Behind Roar Room For Gender Equity In Sport

Despite some positive advances, gender equity in sport remains a distant reality for thousands of women players globally. Player associations from around the world, under the umbrella of the ‘Roar Room’ initiative led by the World Players Association (WPA), are now coming together to lead a movement for change and achieve a better future for […]

FIFA: No Remedy for Qatar Migrant Worker Abuses

A Year Later, Lack of Action Still Haunts Abused Workers (Beirut) – FIFA and Qatar have failed in the past year to remedy abuses of migrant workers who made the 2022 Qatar World Cup possible, including families of thousands of migrant workers who died of unexplained causes, Human Rights Watch said today. The 2022 World Cup tournament may be […]

Qatar: Inaction by Qatar and FIFA a year on from the World Cup puts legacy for workers in peril

Qatar’s continuing failure to remedy abuses faced by migrant workers and adequately protect them from labour exploitation is tainting the legacy of the FIFA men’s World Cup one year on, Amnesty International said today. A new briefing, A Legacy in Jeopardy, shows that progress towards improving workers’ rights has largely stalled since the tournament ended, while remedy […]

Rights At Risk As Saudi Arabia ‘Sole Bidder’ To Host 2034 World Cup

In 2013, then-FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke gave a press conference in which he clarified FIFA’s strategy for choosing World Cup hosts: “I will say something which is crazy, but less democracy is sometimes better for organizing a World Cup. …When you have a very strong head of state who can decide, as maybe Putin can do […]

Athlete Ally Statement on 2030 and 2034 FIFA World Cup Concerns

Athlete Ally responded today to news that Saudi Arabia is now the sole bidder for the 2034 FIFA Men’s World Cup. This follows news that a joint bid from Morocco, Portugal and Spain is the only one being considered for the 2030 Men’s World Cup.  FIFA’s Human Rights Policy, adopted in 2017, outlines its responsibility to identify and address adverse […]