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Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions

Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions

Publication type

Manuals and Tools

Publisher

Brunel University London

Year

2013

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Brunel University London

Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a new report by Brunel University London reviews the risks of child exploitation around major sporting events, and the protective measures in place (or lacking) to prevent their occurrence.

While major sporting events are not themselves a direct cause of an increase in child exploitation, their organisation gives rise to conditions that lead to child labour and child sexual exploitation, including human trafficking to this end.

The report is intended not only for future host countries to recognise the need for protection policies by looking at past pitfalls, but also for global sports-related bodies such as FIFA and the International Olympic Committee to establish child protection criteria as a requirement of bidding for all major sporting events.

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Author

Celia Brackenridge, Sarah Palmer-Felgate, Daniel Rhind, Laura Hills, Tess Kay, Anne Tiivas, Lucy Faulkner, Iain Lindsay

Published

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 23:00