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Sign-up to the Sport and Human Rights Conference 2022 - Livestream

25 Feb 2022

On Tuesday 8 March 2022, International Women's Day, the Northern Ireland Sport and Human Rights Forum will be hosting the first Sport and Human Rights Conference.

You can sign-up to watch the livestream here.

This full day event will look to raise awareness of sports and human rights with a focus on upskilling student teachers and grassroots coaches; share knowledge and learning; and progress and champion girls and women in sport.

This event is being supported by Ulster University and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Sport & Human Rights Conference – 8 March 2022

Agenda - please note this may be subject to change

9.00: Welcome & Open NI Sport and Human Rights Forum Chair Conal Heatley and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Michael Boyd

9.15: The Trust Project – Sport & Human Rights Toolkit for teachers and grassroots coaches Dr Catherine Carty and Dr Sarah Carney from Munster Technological University

10.15: Guidance on how to integrate human rights into sport-related education Daniela Heerdt from the Centre for Sport and Human Rights

11.15 Break

11.30: Human Rights and sport research at Ulster University Panel discussion chaired by Dr Kyle Ferguson with staff from UU’s Centre for Sport in Society - Dr Paul Darby, Dr Katie Liston and Dr Paul Kitchin

12.30: Guidance to Plan Events with consideration for Human and Child Rights & Safeguarding Zara Grant from UNICEF UK

13.00 Lunch

14.00: Disability and Sport Elaine Reid, Performance Sports Manager at Disability Sport NI

14.45 - Break

15.00: Panel Discussion – The rise of women & girls in sport in Northern IrelandHear from a range of speakers in the world of sport discussing the rise of girls and women in sport here in NI, including:

  • Maura McMenamin – Ulster GAA
  • Zoë Tisdale – Sports Journalist
  • Sonya McMullan - Women’s Aid Federation NI
  • Lauren Schwaar – Fathom Performance
  • Karla McDermott – Glentoran Social Partnership
  • Kenny Shiels – NI Women’s Football Manager
  • Sarah Keys – Sport Uniting Communities

16:30: Gender identity & sports Thays Prado, Centre for Sport and Human Rights

17.00: Thanks & Close Dr David Russell, CEO Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

17.15 Close

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