Sports Forum members declare their commitment to human rights
The NI Sport and Human Rights Forum has welcomed three new signatories to the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights.
Sported, Active Communities Network and Limestone United have all pledged to embed and uphold human rights throughout their organisations.
The Declaration sets out 10 commitments to promoting human rights, equality, participation, accessibility, procurement and good governance across all areas of the sporting organisation.
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Michael Boyd stated:
“We are delighted to have our members Sported, Active Communities Network and Limestone United signed up to the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights. It highlights their commitment to human rights and the values contained within the Declaration. We would encourage members of our Northern Ireland Sport and Human Rights Forum to join the growing number of organisations endorsing the Declaration and human rights.
Judith Rankin, Northern Ireland National Manager at Sported NI said:
“Sported are delighted to be the latest signatories to the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights. Our work looks to ensure that sport helps communities across the country to unleash the power they have to transform the lives of young people. By having a universal set of values among those who make up the very fabric of sport, we can ensure that sport and physical activity can have a positive impact that shapes lives.”
Vicky Moore, Programme Manager at Active Communities Network said:
“Active Communities Network is delighted to endorse the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights, advocating for the young people who utilise our service across the city. As a youth and community organisation, that utilises positive activities to engage with young people, utilising a trauma informed approach, we recognise the importance sports plays in breaking down inequalities, enabling young people to have better opportunities and outcomes.”
Brian Caskey, from Limestone United commented:
“It was a privilege to attend the NIHRC to receive our Declaration on Sports and Human Rights. As a cross community group working in an interface community Human rights for our young people and leaders is so important as we strive to empower our young people to reach their full potential, build safer communities and play an active role in peace building. To receive this recognition will motivate all of us to move forward to ensure an inclusive and rights based community for all."
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