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NO EXCUSES FOR ABUSE AND DISCRIMINATION IN SPORTS



The non-consensual kiss captured during the FIFA Women’s World Cup brought to light a form of sexual abuse and discriminatory treatment that women face daily. In a debate in the European Parliament today, Renew Europe highlighted that such behaviour cannot be normalised, nor justified by any circumstances.

It also puts on the radar the very widespread phenomenon of violence and discrimination within sports that needs to be addressed and stopped immediately. It does not just affect women, it does not only happen in football. LGBTQI+ athletes, people of colour and athletes with disabilities are often victims of harassment in the world of sports. Today, the European Parliament is finally speaking out against it.



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