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.

Happy International Day of Sport for Development and Peace! Today we’re supporting the @UN to ensure no one is left on the sidelines in the race against the pandemic. #SportDay #OnlyTogether

Does women's football have a diversity problem? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/56382039 via @bbcsport

#Diversity #Sport #football

The UK Government has now launched its modern slavery statement registry 🗂

Companies can provide a link to their most recent statement from today 👉 https://modern-slavery-statement-registry.service.gov.uk/

Help us take a stronger approach to tackling discrimination and promoting fairness and respect across the sport, by becoming a member of our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Info and how to apply ➡ https://bit.ly/2ZYl5R3

🎞 What's happening in the world of sport and human rights this week? Here's CEO @MaryVHarvey with an update on what you need to know 👇

🟢 US gymnastics sexual abuse crisis
🟢 Greece sexual assault allegations
🟢 Upcoming International Women's Day 2021 ➡ @UN_Women

We are happy to announce that our evidence to the House of Lords Select committee on the National Plan for Sport and Recreation has been published. You can find it here👉https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/21993/html/
#Sport #ModernSlavery #HumanRights #Diversity #Safeguarding

Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/feb/23/revealed-migrant-worker-deaths-qatar-fifa-world-cup-2022?CMP=share_btn_tw

🚨 New Podcast Special Series 🔊

This 6-part special series follows on from the Sports-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children paper published in 2020. Featuring a host of experts from around the world this series kicks off with an intro & episode 1 out today 👇

The Covid-19 pandemic has helped highlight the nature and scale of forced labour in supply chains. The time to act is long overdue.
http://news.trust.org/item/202102020702105-bjixs/

'You see a lot of good football academies for boys – where are the ones for girls?' https://www.telegraph.co.uk/womens-sport/2021/02/01/see-lot-good-football-academies-boys-ones-girls/

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UK Sport is bringing together 27 coaches from across 15 sports as part of a plan to more than double female representation in the Olympic & Paralympic high-performance community by Paris 2024 and beyond 💫

Read more about the programme ⬇️

Will women's sports be impacted by President Biden's gender identity executive order? https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/will-womens-sports-be-impacted-by-president-bidens-gender-identity-executive-order

The FA adopts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's working definition of anti-Semitism https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55799819

Déjà vu for Belarus as IIHF prepares for decision on World Championship https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1103104/belarus-human-rights-world-ice-hockey#.YAassmMCP1Y.twitter

Hamilton: Human rights issues a massive problem in countries F1 races https://www.grandprix247.com/2021/01/12/hamilton-human-rights-issues-a-massive-problem-in-countries-f1-races/

Royal horse show agrees to adopt human rights policy https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/royal-horse-show-agrees-to-adopt-human-rights-policy

👉'Outraged': Football unites to confront discrimination in new UEFA documentary - http://sportanddev.org https://www.sportanddev.org/en/article/news/outraged-football-unites-confront-discrimination-new-uefa-documentary

#discrimination #football #sportandhumanrights

Amnesty criticises Infantino for Saudi PR video https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-fifa/story/4282499/amnesty-critical-of-fifa-president-infantino-for-starring-in-saudi-pr-video

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