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The Centre for Sport and Human Rights is a human rights organization for the world of sport. Every year, the Centre hosts a big meeting called the Sporting Chance Forum. It brings together important leaders from the sporting world to discuss the integration of human rights and sports.
 
There are many benefits for children and youth to participate in sport. There are also situations where children and youth face harm. Sport organisations have the responsibility to respect the rights of children.
 
This year, the Forum takes place from 21-22 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland at the United Nations. The Centre is committed to include the perspectives of children and youth in the discussions. Thus, the Centre is conducting this online questionnaire to ask children and youth under the age of 24 to share their opinions, suggestions, and experiences around sport.
 
Your views are important to us. To help us analyse the information received, we are inviting you to share your age, first name, and the country you live in. Sharing this personal information is optional and will remain with the Centre only. It will not be shared externally and it will be deleted from our records after six months. Results of this survey will be anonymised before being presented at the Sporting Chance Forum. By completing this survey, you agree for us to use and share this information anonymously, in other words without revealing your identity.

If you wish to access/view/edit any of the information you submitted, or if you would like us to delete your results, please contact Claire Magras at privacy@sporthumanrights.org. 
 
Your e-mail address might also be used (by the Centre only) to inform you about other activities and events that might be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive communications from the Centre, or if you would like to edit or remove any information you submitted in the survey, please let us know by writing to privacy@sporthumanrights.org.
 
If you do not understand a question or do not wish to answer, you can leave it blank and scroll down to the next one. If you have questions about the survey, please email amy.karageorgos@sportandhumanrights.org.  
 

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* 1. What year were you born? Please note if you were born before 1994 you are too old to complete this survey.

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* 2. What is your first name?

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* 3. In what country do you live?

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* 4. What region do you live in? Please choose one from the list below.

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* 5. There are many benefits for children and youth to participate in sport. There are also situations where children and youth face harm. Big decision-makers will be at the Forum, like the Chief Executive of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, UN Representatives and Presidents of Sport Federations. If you could ask the big decision-makers to do one thing to advance the rights of children in sport, to ensure their safety and security, what would it be?

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* 6. What do you think is the most important issue related to children's rights in sports in your region (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, or Oceania)?

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* 7. Sport sponsors are for-profit companies that pay to support a sport event or activity. How could sport sponsors take into account the perspectives and voices of youth and children?

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* 8. Sports broadcasters are companies who provide coverage of sporting events using a variety of different media outlets, including radio, television, and the internet. How could sports broadcasters take into account the perspectives of youth and children?

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* 9. Children and youth who are physically, emotionally or sexually abused in sport often do not report what happened to them. Do you know where to go to report abuse in sport? If so, where?

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* 10. What needs to be done so that more children and youth will report when they experience harm or abuse in sport?

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* 11. The protection and respect for the rights of children and youth depends on many partners working together, including organisations representing athletes, the United Nations and civil society. Children and young people can also make a contribution. How can young people have better representation in planning and implementation in sport partnerships?

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* 12. In 2019 a former member of the Bahrain Men’s National Football Team became a refugee in Australia, Hakeem al-Araibi. He was later arrested in Thailand while on vacation for his honeymoon for peacefully protesting against injustice in his home country. Imprisoned for over two months, he faced a very real threat of being sent back to Bahrain and tortured. Thanks to the action of leaders across the sport and human rights movements, Hakeem was safely released. Hakeem is 25 years old and will be attending the Forum as a special speaker to share his experience. Do you have any questions for Hakeem Al Araibi related to his experience?

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* 13. Safeguarding in sport is the process of protecting children and adults from harm by providing a safe space in which to play sport and be active. Do you have any questions about safeguarding in sport for the experts at the upcoming Forum?

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* 14. Sports organisations, also commonly known as sport federations, are responsible for the integrity of their sport. They can be responsible for one sport like FIFA that covers football, or many sports like the International Olympic Committee. These sport organisations are beginning to make commitments to human rights. Which of the following do you think sport organizations should do or have in place to advance children’s rights? (choose the 2 you think are most important)

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