sexual abuse

Tackling Abuse in Sport the Right Way: New Guidance on Establishing Effective Safe Sport Entities

World Players Association, The Army of Survivors and the Sport & Rights Alliance jointly release expert guidelines to best deliver justice and support for survivors of abuse in sport. [Nyon, 01 December 2022] The World Players Association today launched “Establishing Effective Safe Sport Entities”, a concise guide on the key principles and essential functions of entities established to […]

On Your Marks, Set…STOP! Understanding and Ending Sextortion in Sport

Sextortion – defined broadly as the abuse of power to obtain a sexual benefit – is pervasive and widespread. It occurs across the globe and in many sectors, including education, the police, the courts, the civil service, refugee camps, passport control and many others. Survivors/victims can suffer serious, sometimes life-changing, consequences. These include loss of […]

TAOS Statement on Recent Reports of Abuse in Dance Community

The Army of Survivors has issued the following statement on the recent reports of abuse coming out of the dance community. The floodgates have opened in the wake of the October 2021 Toronto Star article exposing the deep-seeded history of abuse within the dance community, with Break the Floor Productions at the center of the story. Since […]

TAOS Statement on Michigan President Mark Schlissel & Survivor Settlement

UPDATE: On January 19, the University of Michigan reached a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 survivors of abuse by Robert Anderson. We hope this is a step forward in the healing process for these survivors. However, we would like to acknowledge the settlement disparity compared to the Michigan State University settlement with survivors of […]

Olympics: Protect Peng Shuai

Sport & Rights Alliance Calls on the IOC To Put People Before Partnerships (Nyon, Switzerland, December 1, 2021) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should immediately stop supporting China’s strategy of suppression and start prioritizing protecting athletes and upholding its human rights obligations, the Sport & Rights Alliance said today. The process of developing an […]

TAOS Expresses Support and Concern for Olympian Peng Shuai

The Army of Survivors would like to extend support to Chinese tennis Olympian Peng Shuai, who recently went missing after publicly stating she was sexually assaulted by former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.  We are pleased to see Peng alive this weekend in a video call with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, though we are not yet […]