Sport respects your rights: Empowering young Europeans in sport for a culture of respect and integrity and against sexualised violence and gender harassment

Agnes Kainz, Michael Hartill

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Abstract

Building on the exchange of good practice, which was initiated through the EU-project “Better, Safer, Stronger – Prevention of sexual and gender harassment and abuse in sports”, a further transnational project application was successfully coordinated within this priority area. The project is being co-funded by the DAPHNE-III-Programme 2011/2012 of the European Union and was submitted in the priority area “Empowerment work at grass-roots level”. This 2-year project will support young people to develop self-confident behavior against sexualized violence and harassment in sports. The young people will become powerful multipliers and active agents of social change in their settings, affecting peers and raising awareness in the sport environment through youth-led campaigns, which they themselves have created. Parallel to the educational work, multi-sector networks in the national settings of the project partners shall be developed in order to find synergies to support the sport sector after EU-funding has ceased. The initiative is steered by a network of 10 European sport- and socio-cultural organisations and Universities. A final conference in February 2015 will present the results and achievements to the wider public.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching and Enhancing Athlete Welfare
EditorsD Rhind, CH Brackenridge
Place of PublicationUxbridge, London
PublisherBrunel University
Pages62-65
Number of pages81
ISBN (Print)978-1-908549-12-9
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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