Silence Breakers: Protecting Youth in Sports

"Abuse of all kinds knows no borders, but will always target young people. Action is needed from everyone. Suspecting or witnessing but not acting, makes those of us in positions of authority either enablers or complicit." - USA Sports Council President,  Alfredo La Mont

Between 70% and 85% of children know their abuser.

About 1/3 of abused children never tell anyone.

Sport can become an empowering and protective environment for children. It is up to adults to prevent abuse, protect children and help to fight impunity - Human Rights Channel

We strongly recommend you check out the video and available toolkits related to the fight against abuse of minors in sport which includes detailed information on how to empower parents and children, train sports professionals like coaches, managers and policy makers, develop codes of conduct, set up child safeguarding strategies for sports structures, activities and events, provide guidance to stop sexual abuse and more: