Seminar about the violation of personal boundaries in sports


On January 30th -31st 2014 the club “100% Sport”, the Austrian plattform for expertise in the field of gender equality in sports, invited representatives of all Austrian Sport Federations to a seminar entitled “The violation of personal boundaires in sports”. The topic of sexual and gender harassment in sports, which had been addressed by “100% Sport” through a panel discussion in late 2013, found a continuation at this event. Through several expert speaches, group work settings and plenary sessions the participants, including representatives of Sportunion Österreich and the Austrian Athletics Federation, were able to exchange experiences and voice opinions and needs in this repect. A catalog of necessary next steps to prevent sexualised violence in the organised sport setting was brainstormed by the participants and conlcuded that action in this field is necessary and urgent!