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The Sport and Rights podcast is brought to you by the Centre for Sport and Human Rights. Focusing on how the worlds of sport and human rights are coming together to achieve positive change in the lives of people around the world, we will be hearing a range of perspectives - from athletes, sports bodies, governments, trade unions, sponsors and broadcasters – on where sport is getting it right, and where there is still work to be done.
Sport has a unique power to be a force for good in society. Join us for this new podcast on how sport can help shape a world that respects the dignity and rights of all people.

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The Sport and Rights podcast is brought to you by the Centre for Sport and Human Rights. Focusing on how the worlds of sport and human rights are coming together to achieve positive change in the lives of people around the world, we will be hearing a range of perspectives - from athletes, sports bodies, governments, trade unions, sponsors and broadcasters – on where sport is getting it right, and where there is still work to be done.
Sport has a unique power to be a force for good in society. Join us for this new podcast on how sport can help shape a world that respects the dignity and rights of all people.

    Rights, Sport, and Disability

    Rights, Sport, and Disability

    This episode brings together experts, academics and practitioners to discuss the implications of a new report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to the Human Rights Council (HRC). The Report advances the discussion around the rights of persons with disabilities to participation in sport under article 30 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
    In this podcast, Amy Farkas Karageorgos, Advisor to the Centre on Child and Disability Rights, sits down with four leaders that have been involved with drafting the report and who are working to advance article 30:

    - Facundo Chavez Penillas, Human Rights and Disability Advisor, OHCHR

    - Eli Wolff, Director, Disability in Sport International and the Power of Sport Lab

    - Juan Pablo Salazar, Governing Board Member, International Paralympic Committee

    - Susan Masila, Manager of Government Relations and Global Development for Special Olympics Africa Region

    - Shalel Tennah, Special Olympics Athlete from Kenya

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Climate Change and Sport with Mary Robinson

    Climate Change and Sport with Mary Robinson

    With 2020 set to be one of the hottest years on record, climate change is bringing harsher heatwaves, heavier rain and fire risks among other threats. Playing and watching sport in 2021 will be increasing challenging. Long-term climate change will potentially increase migration, driving increased human rights abuses, racism and discrimination.

    In sport, the effects will not be evenly spread. Damage to playing surfaces, buildings and infrastructure, heat exhaustion, impact injuries from harder surfaces, potentially harmful algal blooms for water sports will all disproportionately affect the poor and young.

    Featuring Mary Harvey, CEO of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and Mary Robinson, Chair of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

    • 31 min
    International Women's Day Special: Women's Leadership in Sport

    International Women's Day Special: Women's Leadership in Sport

    In this episode we look into how women in sport have been leading change in these challenging times, what progresses we have made as society towards gender equality in sports, structural barriers that remain, and effective measures to level the playing field for women and girls in sport.

    Featuring:
    - Mary Harvey, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
    - Sandra Kirby, Safe Sport International
    - Amanda Vandervort, Chief Women's Football Officer at FIFPRO
    - Gabriela Matus Bonilla, IOC Young Leader and member of the IOC's Women in Sport Commission

    • 53 min
    Children, Sport & COVID19 ep6: Building Back to a Better Future

    Children, Sport & COVID19 ep6: Building Back to a Better Future

    In this, our sixth and final episode, we look toward the future and are reminded of the value and beauty that sport and play provide not only to millions of children around the world, but also to the ideals of cooperation, community, competition and peace.

    Featuring:

    - Mary Harvey, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
    -Kirsty Burrows, Sports Rights Solutions
    - Dr Najat Malla M’jid, United Nations
    - Elda Moreno, Council of Europe
    - Dr Chungwon Choue, World Taekwondo

    • 50 min
    Children, Sport & COVID-19 ep5: Children with Disabilities

    Children, Sport & COVID-19 ep5: Children with Disabilities

    On this episode our guests discuss the important role that sport plays in the lives of children with disabilities and observations on the specific impacts that the restriction in access to sport is having

    Featuring:

    Mary Harvey, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
    Kirsty Burrows, Sports Rights Solutions
    Dr Cheri Blauwet, Harvard Medical School
    Charles Nyambe, Special Olympics Africa

    • 48 min
    Children, Sport & COVID-19 ep4: The Growth of eSports

    Children, Sport & COVID-19 ep4: The Growth of eSports

    eSport has seen exponential growth over the past few years and the pandemic has only increased its rise in popularity. In this episode, we discuss gaming's enormous reach and explore both the challenges, such as online safety and increased screen time, as well as its power for social change, education and the opportunity for connection during a time of isolation.

    - Mary Harvey Centre for Sport and Human Rights
    - Kirsty Burrows Sports Rights Solutions
    - Boban Totovsk iInternational eSports Federation
    - Oliver Weingarten LDN UTD
    - Josianne Galea Baron UNICEF
    - Alfonso Leon International eSport Lawyer

    • 42 min

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