International Conference on Challenging Violence in Sport

International Conference on Challenging Violence in Sport
Friday, April 6, 2018  and Saturday, April 7, 2018
There has been a recent and rapid growth in awareness among sports federations, scientists and athlete advocates of the damaging personal and organisational impacts of violence (harassment and abuse) to athletes, and an increasing recognition that violence threatens not only the ethical and social basis of sport but also the physical, emotional and mental health of the athlete. Rights violations of concern include: sexual, physical, psychological abuse and neglect.  Safe Sport International (SSI) seeks to end violence and abuse against athletes and feels that the time is right for a coordinated international effort to prevent and respond to this violence as part of the global effort to uphold and protect the sporting values that we all cherish. Safe Sport International (SSI) is holding its inaugural conference in Madrid, April 6th-7th to address research evidence, policy responses, preventive strategies and the growing demand for safe sport practice to secure sport as a place of safety for all athletes. For more information and online registration http://www.safesportinternational.com/