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The Centre for Sport and Human Rights survey for children and youth

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The Centre for Sport and Human Rights survey for children and youth

Ahead of the Sporting Chance Forum 2019, The Centre on Sport and Human Rights is seeking the opinions, experiences and suggestions around sport of young people.

The Centre for Sport and Human Rights is a human rights organisation for the world of sport. Every year the Centre hosts a big meeting called the Sporting Chance Forum that brings together important leaders from the sporting world to discuss the integration of human rights and sports. This year, the Forum takes place from 21-22 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations. As the Centre is committed to include the perspectives of children and youth in the discussions, the Centre is conducting an online questionnaire to ask children and youth to share their opinions, suggestions, and experiences around sport.

We kindly ask youth under the age of 24 to complete this survey online available in English by Sunday 10 November 2019.

Millions of children and youth are engaged in sport-related activities every day across the world as participants, peer mentors, spectators and community members at large. They have the right to do so in safe and enjoyable environments that ensure respect and protection of their rights as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights treaties. Unfortunately, this right is sometimes violated.

Mega Sporting Events (MSEs) also present opportunities as well as risks for individuals and groups of individuals worldwide. Among the many positive opportunities that MSEs bring to children are the opportunity to learn about new cultures, sports and fair play. Unfortunately, children and young people are also vulnerable during MSEs to experiences of violence, harassment, abuse, child labour, trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The Centre calls upon children and youth worldwide to share your voice on this issue by completing this survey.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:03