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Spanish Women Players Spotlight Crisis of Abuse

Spanish Women Players Spotlight Crisis of Abuse

All Players Deserve Harassment-Free Work Environment When Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales refused to step down after kissing Spanish football player and 2023 World Cup champion Jenni Hermoso without her consent, he instead justified his actions. In a speech to the general assembly of the Spanish Football Federation, Rubiales centered himself as the victim, blamed “false feminism” for […]

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FIFA Must Show The Red Card To Sexual Abuse

FIFA Must Show The Red Card To Sexual Abuse

The Goal Is A Safe Place To Work For Women And Teen Players The Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is on track to become the most attended stand-alone women’s sporting event in history as 32 top women’s teams compete for the coveted title of World Champion. What fans of the sport don’t see is […]

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Women’s World Cup Shows Equality Still Has A Long Way To Go

Women’s World Cup Shows Equality Still Has A Long Way To Go

The 2023 Women’s World Cup tournament begins this week to great fanfare and broadcasting revenues estimated at close to $200 million. This is great news for the sport’s global governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)— but not so great for the women players on the field. As a flagship event in women’s sport, the […]

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FIFA: Letter Seeking Update on Safe Sport Entity Status and Timeline

FIFA: Letter Seeking Update on Safe Sport Entity Status and Timeline

(Nyon, Switzerland, July 19, 2023) – FIFA should urgently provide transparent and detailed information on its plans for an Independent Global Safe Sport Entity to address systemic sexual, emotional and physical abuse in sport and provide remedy and support to victims and survivors, the Sport & Rights Alliance (SRA) said today. In a letter to […]

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FIFA’s ‘Best World Cup Ever’ Came at Migrant Workers’ Loss

FIFA’s ‘Best World Cup Ever’ Came at Migrant Workers’ Loss

World Football’s Chief Claims to Defend Rights, But Still Offers No Remedy In his last news conference before the 2022 World Cup finale, FIFA president Gianni Infantino declared that the football governing body is set to earn US$7.5 billion in revenue. FIFA then failed to commit to compensate migrant workers who built $220 billion in stadiums and tournament […]

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Qatar: Nepali civil society groups denounce FIFA’s continued dismissal of migrant workers’ compensation claims

Qatar: Nepali civil society groups denounce FIFA’s continued dismissal of migrant workers’ compensation claims

More than three dozen Nepali civil society organizations have today published an open letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino calling on him to “stop looking the other way” while migrant workers are denied compensation after having suffered abuses in Qatar. The organizations have also displayed their message on billboards across Kathmandu, including at Tribhuvan International Airport, where […]

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FIFA Misleading World on Remedy for Migrant Workers

FIFA Misleading World on Remedy for Migrant Workers

FIFA is still failing to fulfill its human rights responsibilities by refusing to commit to compensate migrant workers and their families for abuses while preparing and delivering the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, FairSquare, and Equidem said today.  Since June, following a coalition of organizations’ call for remedy for migrant workers, […]

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FIFA: First Week of World Cup Proves Worst Fears

FIFA: First Week of World Cup Proves Worst Fears

Urgent Action Required from FIFA to Change Course and Show its Human Rights Commitments are Still in Force (Nyon, Switzerland, 25 November, 2022) — Multiple human rights abuses taking place in the first week of the 2022 FIFA Qatar Men’s World Cup reveal significant backsliding within FIFA on human rights, the Sport & Rights Alliance […]

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Qatar World Cup 2022: An Open Letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino

Qatar World Cup 2022: An Open Letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino

Dear President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association, Mr. Infantino, The football men’s World Cup in Qatar has only just started, and the credibility of FIFA in its commitment to human rights is already entirely questionable. There are 28 more days to go, and ILGA World – a global LGBTI human rights organisation representing more […]

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