Website: Empowering young people in and through sport

Sport Respects Your Rights is a project based at Edge Hill University aimed at promoting awareness around sexual violence, abuse and exploitation in sport. Project owners want to help reduce the stigma around sexual abuse, and promote safe sports to young people.

Available data suggests that 1 in 5 children in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence. This shocking statistic led to our #STOP1in5 twitter campaign initiated by the rugby league youth group and supported by Survivors Manchester, the Holly Oaks cast, Street Games, NWG Network, the Child Protection in Sport Unit and many others including a huge number of young people and clubs from the rugby league community.

The youth volunteers have also delivered many awareness-raising workshops and events to peer-groups within the sports community.

This website has good resources, a list of contacts and other information on the topic.