Episode 16 – Sport and human rights

In Episode 16, we explore the role of sport and human rights.

We kick off with brief word from Rob Arnott, who hosts the Sport and Recreation Podcast, well worth a listen!

Next, we hear from Simon Lansley of ConnectSport, who takes us through the latest news from the world of Sport for Development.

Our main interview is with Minky Worden (@minkyshighjinks) Director of Global Initiatives at Human Rights Watch. She spoke to us about the impact Sport has had on human rights, through mega sporting events to funding for sport for development projects.

The pod digest the interview and highlight the link between elite and grassroots sports, how does the failings of the former impact the delivery of the latter?

Finally, we finish off with the traditional quiz. Will Lee gain some ground or will Sara go to a commanding 10-4 lead? The quiz explores some of the initiatives using sports for the advancement of human rights including:

The Fare Network
Sport Inclusion Network
Teqball in Jordan
Berlin Kickt

Our next episode will be celebrating International Women’s Day by focusing on the role of sport for development for women and girls worldwide. If you’ve got any inspiring stories or case studies please get in touch via the usual means:

Twitter – @goodsportscast
Instagram – @goodsportscast
Email – info@goodsportscast.org.uk

As always please rate and review, it really helps us grow and spread the good work of sports for development. Thanks for listening!


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