Helsinki, 29-30 April 2019 Helsinki, 29-30 April 2019

Sport attracts huge attention and is the most popular cultural practice of millions of Europeans including women and children. The important role sport plays for European societies is overshadowed by the cases of sexual violence against women and children in sport. Despite the efforts undertaken by decision makers to create safer sport environments such the European Sport Charter of the Council of Europe or Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on gender mainstreaming in sport, sexual violence still happens as shown in the context of the #metoo movement – against women and children.

This conference will bring together experts, policy-makers, practitioners, researchers/academics and victim support specialists, with the aim of scaling up actions to tackle sexual violence against women and children in sports.

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