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TRUST: Sport as it should be

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TRUST: Sport as it should be

The Rights Understanding in Sport Toolkit (TRUST) wants sport to be fun, fair, safe, clean, equitable. Test out their pilot modules and help them evaluate how they can improve their resources.

Grassroots sport does not understand human rights. There is a policy practice gap that TRUST aims to fill.

Everybody has the right to enjoy sport, physical activity and physical education and play. From removing all forms of discrimination to promoting equality, inclusion, respect, team building, perseverance and fairness, sports universal appeal makes it an ideal vehicle to respect, protect and fulfil Human Rights while building values that contribute to a democratic and inclusive culture. TRUST aligns human rights and SDGs, acknowledging the rights-based underpinning of current key global development objectives.

TRUST promotes ‘sport as it should be’ in response to the UNESCO Chair responsibilities around the inclusive policy actions of the Kazan Action Plan that emerged from the 6th World Conference of Sports Ministers (MINEPS VI). TRUST aligns with the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education.

With funding from the Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO) program of the EU and Council of Europe, the UNESCO Chair, the GAA, the Portuguese Olympic Committee and Refugee Team Netherlands are developing TRUST. It is a training module for use in schools, colleges, clubs and the wider community, providing resources for teaching Human Rights in and through sport and for embracing a human rights approach to sport education. It includes theoretical and practical resources, including the practical delivery of games and activities to help foster effective rights-based sport education and delivery practices.

TRUST also delivers advocacy and audio-visual materials to help raise awareness of the role that sport can play in promoting these Rights, particularly when addressing the needs of all in sport including marginalised Groups. TRUST resources will be available for download through an online ‘Hub’,‘’, which will act as a central repository of information and resources for PE Teachers, Sports Coaches & Trainers, and 3rd level Educators, Club Administrators and Volunteers, and Sports-Policy Developers.

TRUST is looking for resource testers to give feedback on their pilot modules. If you participate, you stand a chance to win €100

  1. Fill out this questionnaire on sport and human rights
  2. Complete the TRUST module 1
  3. Complete the TRUST module 2
  4. Review the modules here
  5. Screenshot the final questionnaire message "TRUST online modules evaluation"
  6. Email with the subject "TRUST pilot voucher" before 31 October 2021, 23.59 CET
  7. The winner will be announced on International Human Rights Day at TRUST's virtual conference



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Monday, October 18, 2021 - 13:52

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