All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery, & Human Rights

The APPG brings together Parliamentarians from all political parties with an interest in the issue of modern slavery and sport. The group’s mission is to find solutions to pressing human rights problems affecting large scale sporting events around the world, with a focus on three specific areas; the human rights impacts of the cycle of mega-sporting events, the impacts of the UK Modern Slavery Act on professional sport companies and discrimination in sport in all its forms.

The APPG is chaired by Alex Norris MP and Baroness Young of Hornsey, with the Secretariat provided by the UN Global Compact Network UK and the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

The APPG holds regular meetings and over the next 24 months, the APPG plans to take evidence (written and oral) from high level, high profile sports administrators, athletes, policy makers, sports governing bodies, journalists, civil society/NGOs, and anyone else that can make a constructive contribution to the reports that will be produced.

For more information, please visit the APPG website here or contact our Business and Human Rights Project Manager, Marcella Mizzi.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, all formal APPG meetings are suspended until further notice.

Looking forward to Centre CEO @MaryVHarvey speaking at the World Football Summit later this month. Great to have human rights as part of the conversation at the @WFSummit. More info here ⬇ #WFSLive #SportAndRights

'It's happening everywhere, it's happening in your system, in your governing body, so you need to step up to the table now & not hide from it anymore'

@coachaffwnt on the importance of opening the dialogue on athlete abuse in sport. Full Webinar replay ➡

About to go live for today's webinar on Athlete Abuse.

Join Centre CEO @MaryVHarvey and an outstanding line up of guest speakers including:

✅ @KatCraig1
✅ @Annecpsu
✅ @MinkysHighjinks
✅ @coachaffwnt
✅ @shoichisugiyama

See you there in 5 minutes ⬇

Have you booked on to our virtual event yet? 'A collective movement: An inclusive response to Covid-19 in sport and activity' will hear from sport leaders and disabled people on Covid-19 impact.

Join @SportandRights upcoming webinar on Athlete Abuse on Wednesday 21 October at 1 PM (BST)
Info and registration here:

The huge extent of #modernslavery in UK puts victim numbers at 100,000.

Our #OnEdgeShow is an exciting, athletic production with a focus on workers in the #constructionindustry.

Here's why...

@theCIOB @UK_Glaa @UKAntiSlavery

Dame Sara speaks to @thetimes on business action to combat #modernslavery - “There is one thing writing a statement, it’s a completely separate issue about whether you’re doing the right thing and behaving ethically” -

It is out! Find the Impact of #COVID19 on DCMS sectors report below👇

Our findings on the impact of #Covid19 were informed by a wealth of evidence from organisations and individuals working across the digital, culture, media and sport sectors. Thanks to everyone that contributed!

Read our full report:

🎭 The digital, culture, media and sport sectors contribute more than £220bn to the UK economy
😷 But now many parts of these industries face an existential threat due to #Covid19
💻 Read the key points in a summary of our report on the impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors

How can inclusion improve in sport, including at board/management level? We're hearing from:

- @PaulMCleal, non-exec director, sport sector
- @EniAlu, sporting director, pundit & former @England footballer
- Huw Edwards, CEO, @_ukactive


Lerina Bright, co-founder and Executive Director of Mission 89, seeks to throw more light on this type of slavery and to end it. For more about Mission 89 click here #NotInOurGame #StopFootballTrafficking #EuropeanFootballAgentsAssociation

Thanks to @LolaHornsey @SamGyimah for joining @saliltripathi @ihrb and for sharing a mutual dislike of #BAME label and a searching discussion on #BlackLivesMatterUK - implications for government and business. @FCOHumanRights @corecoalition @APPG_SportandHR @DavidOlusoga @BHRRC

BLACK LIVES AND BUSINESS: Next week we kick off the first in a new series on racial justice and #BizHumanRights. Join @LolaHornsey @SamGyimah @SalilTripathi discussing young peoples' pathways to employment and progression in the UK.

Register ➡️ #BLMLondon

On Tuesday 30 June the Committee questions @premierleague CEO Richard Masters, @the_LTA CEO Scott Lloyd and @ThisGirlCanUK's @AliDonnelly on the:

⚽️Restart of football
🎾Opportunities the crisis has brought for tennis
🏃‍♀️The impact on women's sport in the UK


📑 New Publication on Sport-related impacts of #COVID19 on children.

The collective effort of 37 experts concerned about the current & future impact of the pandemic on the hundreds of millions of children who engage in sport, from elite athletes to school/community teams. ⬇️

Have a look at our submission to @CommonsDCMS prepared by @SportandRights, on behalf of our #APPG on Impact of covid-19 on Sport #Sport #ModernSlavery #HumanRights #DiversityAndInclusion ➡️

In collaboration with several partners, we have responded to @CommonsDCMS call for evidence on the impact of #COVID19 on sport placing particular evidence in our submission on impacts to people & how the UK government can ensure sport returns better and fairer ⬇️ #SportandRights

Many thanks to our great speakers for their insightful presentations on the impact of #COVID19 on #Sport Brendan Schwab and Matthew Graham @uniglobalunion, Lerina Bright @mission_89, Piara Powar @farenet, and Liz Prinz @Womeninsport_uk

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery, and Human Rights