Human rights are fundamental rights and freedoms that every person is equally entitled to. Including young people.
With a mission to support and empower young people and sport organisations, ENGSO Youth with the support of its flagship Young Delegates programme, and over the course of one year, developed a Human Rights Education through Sport manual that includes playful and meaningful non-formal education physical activities and exercises with a common goal: to highlight and educate young people to access their rights, Human Rights, through sport.
The essential, positive social role of sport is undisputed: joy of the game, diversity, tolerance, respect, and inclusion – these are the values that are actively embraced in grassroots sport, and are also of central importance with regard to human rights.
Here’s how you can start: read our new manual “Human Rights through Sport”.
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The manual is the final outcome of the Human Rights Education through Sport programme, funded by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation. The main idea of the programme, which kicked off in Budapest (Hungary) in February, continued in Portimão (Portugal) in June, and concluded in Arnhem (Netherlands) in October, was to support youth and sport organisations as well as sport and youth workers in developing competences to act as multipliers for human rights and human rights education through sports.
More than 100 young leaders working within and/or with the youth & sport sector from more than 30 countries were introduced to a theoretical context around Sports’ contribution to promote, ensure and advocate for Human Rights. With the inspiration of discussions, exchange and their own expertise, participants of the Human Rights Education workshop series, led by ENGSO Youth, created a manual that includes meaningful non-formal education physical activities and exercises with the common goal: to highlight and educate on the power of sport as a tool to promote Human Rights.