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Disability, sport & human rights with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

09 Dec 2020

Disability, sport & human rights with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

On Monday 7th December, the Northern Ireland Sport & Human Rights Forum hosted its first ever event at the NI Human Rights Festival, which focused on disability access to sport.

One year on from the launch of its Declaration on Sport & Human Rights and establishment of the Forum, the event heard from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and Broadcaster, & Kevin O’Neill, Chief Executive of Disability Sport NI.

Baroness Grey-Thompson won 11 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze medal across five Paralympic Games and broke 30 world records. She was recently been appointed Interim Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Sport Foundation, which looks at youth empowerment, equal rights, historical injustice, small states and island states, and sustainable cities and communities. Disability Sport NI is Northern Ireland’s main disability sports charity, working to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities through sport and active recreation. Its mission is to develop sports and active recreation opportunities which give disabled people an equal opportunity to live a full, active and healthy lifestyle.

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