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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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Mali: Girls’ Coach Gets Life Ban for Sex Abuse

Mali: Girls’ Coach Gets Life Ban for Sex Abuse

FIBA Punishes 5 Basketball Officials But Needs to Exclude Abusers, Protect Witnesses (New York) – The International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) sanctions on top women’s basketball officials in Mali confirm the responsibility to remedy systemic abuse of young athletes, Human Rights Watch said today. But the appointment of another official suspected of abuse as head of the Mali Basketball […]

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World Players Association Calls For Embedding Fundamental Labour Standards Across Sport At UN Conference

World Players Association Calls For Embedding Fundamental Labour Standards Across Sport At UN Conference

This week, the World Players Association (WPA) represented the player association movement at UNESCO’s MINEPS VII Global Sport Conference. The meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, brought together hundreds of representatives from sport ministries from around the world, along with other key stakeholders, including UN agencies, sport governing bodies, brands and civil society. In a session dedicated […]

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Landmark New Report Finds Trade Union Rights A Top Concern For Players Worldwide 

Landmark New Report Finds Trade Union Rights A Top Concern For Players Worldwide 

A landmark survey released by the World Players Association (WPA) today uncovers that players face significant barriers to exercising their internationally recognized human rights to organize and to collectively bargain- #R2O – in global sport. The report titled, #R2O: Effective Athlete Representation in Global Sport 2023 outlines why #R2O is essential to the ability to effectively represent […]

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Olympics: Act on Sex Abuse Complaints by Indian Athletes

Olympics: Act on Sex Abuse Complaints by Indian Athletes

Sport & Rights Alliance Calls for Independent Investigation After Protesters Detained (Nyon, Switzerland) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should immediately act to ensure reports of alleged sexual abuse of athletes by the president of the Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, are investigated fully, the Sport & Rights Alliance said today. In a statement on May […]

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Job Opening: Communications Intern – Apply by June 20th

Job Opening: Communications Intern – Apply by June 20th

Job Description: Communications Intern Start date:       1 July 2023 Location:         Remote Duration:         6 (six) months Stipend:           USD 1’500 (monthly), part-time (15 hours per week) Reporting to:   Acting Director Application Deadline: 20 June 2023 Summary The Sport & Rights Alliance (SRA) is seeking a university student with proficiency in English and at least another […]

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WNBA Stars Condemn Sex Abuse of Mali Players

WNBA Stars Condemn Sex Abuse of Mali Players

Nearly 2 Years On, International Basketball Association Has Yet to Take Action (Nyon, Switzerland, March 29, 2023) – As March Madness plays out, star US women’s basketball players have spoken out to condemn sexual abuse of teenage athletes in Mali to spotlight the need for urgent action and systemic reform in international basketball, Human Rights […]

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