The NWG are currently working in partnership with Dr Mike Harthill from the Department of Sports and Physical activity from Edge Hill University on a pan European research project involving 8 Universities from across Europe looking at the prevalence of sexualised violence in sport. The project is called VOICE, for Truth and Dignity.
The key actions of the project are;
- To conduct a European research study with those who have been affected by sexual violence in sport in 8 European countries
- Stage 8 national or regional “Acknowledgement Forums” with key stakeholders from the sport and victim-support communities
- Develop networks, exchange good practice and generate educational resources for the European sports community
- Disseminate outputs to the wider European sports community.
The VOICE project will generate crucial research data on sexual violence in European sport by listening to the voices of those that have been affected by sexual harassment and abuse. This evidence-base and the voices of former victims will be used as a platform to produce a powerful knowledge-exchange and educational resources enhancing the European sports community to combat sexual violence and strengthen integrity in sport.
Dr Harthill would like to hear from anyone who has been affected by sexualised violence in sport and who would be willing to participate in this important research. More information about the VOICE project can be found at their web site and contact details are also available if any one would like to participate ,
If you would like more information or a chat about this project please do not hesitate to give me a call,