Centre for Sport and Human Rights Media Update
We live in challenging times. Times that, unfortunately, have been drastically affecting children and their capacity to practice sport.
The Centre for Sport and Human Rights has just elaborated a survey to learn from children about the impact of the pandemic on their sporting activities, that we kindly ask you to disseminate as much as possible among the children you have contact with.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Lao.
The target audience is children involved in sport, either through elite teams, grassroots sport, or sport for development. The aim is to reach a broad range of children, including professional athletes, members of school teams, those living in the Global South, those in humanitarian situations, those with disabilities, LGBTQI+, those living in rural communities, etc.
The survey closes on March 15th. The final versions of the report – one for children, and the other for decision-makers within sport bodies and government and civil society organizations – will be shared on April 30th.
Last year, we convened a process whereby experts shared their concerns related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children engaged in sport, ranging from those who are elite athletes to those on school or community teams. One of the outcomes of the process was the Report An Overview of the Sport-Related Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Children. And one of the calls to action of the report was that stakeholders should engage with children living in a variety of contexts to learn their perceptions and concerns about the impact of the pandemic on their sporting activities and ensure that their views are taken into account in decision making.” This survey is the Centre’s response to that recommendation.
We truly appreciate you helping us make this survey reach as many children as possible and provide us with valuable data to truly support children in their needs and make sure sport continues to be an important tool for them to overcome challenges and thrive.
If you have any further questions about the research, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org