After successfully finalising 2 youth workshops each in the three participating sportsclubs “VZC E&P Veenendaal”, “Victoria Boys” in Apeldoorn and “Swentibold Sittard”, all local project teams of the EU-funded initiative „Sport respects respects your rights“ in Holland are now planning the implementation of their youth campaigns. Two of the project teams have already started an online campaign and due to the dedication and incredible commitment of the local project leaders, Sjoerd van Stokkum & Inge Walta (VZC E&P) and Inge van der Hoeff & Marga Timmer (Victoria Boys), a lot of attention has been raised towards the problem of sexualised violence in sports through the social media activity and facebook pages of the clubs. They have had an incredible support from the young people participating in the project and invite all readers to ”Follow” and “Like” their pages to keep updated about their activities:
After the UBSC Graz successfully sensitized 20 young workshop participants for a culture of respect and integrity and against sexualised violence in sports at it`s first workshop, the 2nd workshop focused on developing a flyer and video-clip for the youth campaign. By mind-mapping, brainstorming and discussions in small groups and in the plenum, different aims for the youth campaign were identified and three different layouts were discussed. On the second workshop day, ideas were generated for the creation of the video-clip and consensus was found amongst the group about it`s message and storyboard. It was decided to inform the young sportswomen and –men, at the tournament where the youth campaign would be launched, prior to the event itself in order to sensitise and prepare them for the topic. The youth workshops have now been completed and all further steps for the production of the campaign are currently being put in place by the young team and their excellent club project leader, Otto Weiler.
During the Easter Camp a total of 43 young athletes between 16 and 22 years of age took part in the workshops and sessions of the project „Sport respects your rights“ in the Sportcenter of Schielleiten, Styria.
The projects steering group within the Austrian Athletic Federation has designed an exciting one-week-program full of interesting sessions around the topic and phyiscal exercises as well. Under the leadership of OELV’s experts Veronika Scheuer, Tanja Eberhart, Paul Gruber und Christian Ponz the young athletes from all over Austria had the chance to get in involved in this challenging project.
To increase the knowledge about and around the topic, to exchange experiences and discuss thoughts and meanings in a peer-group and to create a campaign to reach more youngsters within the Austrian Athletics family were the goals of the week. And they were fullfilled very well with large engagement of each participant and the workshop leaders.
The German Sport Youth is happy about a successful start to the “Sport respects your rights” Workshops in Germany!
From the 11th to 13th of April, the Youth-sport organization of Saxony-Anhalt organized the first of six youth workshops, which the German Sport Youth is responsible for. Together with 14 young people they learned about the prevention of sexualized violence in sport and the specificity of the problems in the sport club settings. In the next workshop the participants are going to plan their own campaign against sexualized violence. Similar workshops for the German Sport Youth are taking place in the region of Fribourg and Rhineland-Palatinate.
The Austrian Athletics Federation continued the series in its periodical online-magazine. In the issue April 2014 the reader of this magazine can inform themselves about an event of the club “100% Sport”, about the shooting of a video during the National Indoor Championships, the preparations for the big Easter Camp and the nomination of a responsible person for gender affaires in the Council of the Federation.
Link to the issue April 2014: