Protect children, youth and other vulnerable groups

Children, youth and women are particularly vulnerable to being exposed to risks of maltreatment, abuse or neglect, impairment to their health and development, and circumstances that run counter to the provision of safe and effective care (SDG 5.2). This can include abuse, sexual exploitation and misconduct, trafficking, and violence (SGD 16.2). These phenomena undermine fundamental human rights, and run counter to the spirit of sport. Strategies and practices grounded on positive relationships and mutual respect, honest communication, just and proportionate response, mitigation and contingency, are necessary conditions of healthy and sustainable sport for all.