Gender-based online violence on sports, conducted among 200 male and female athletes, including professionals and amateurs. The study was carried out in the framework of the Fair Play project, which is implemented by the Association Bokaya and Foundation Bilitis with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. All of this needs to assess the current situation with regard to gender-based violence in sport. Participation in the survey is anonymous, and the purpose of collecting demographic data according to the profile of survey participants. In addition to the research team of the project partner – this is Foundation Bilitis, which has studied the experience of other countries, and as a result analyzed data on measures implemented by both the state and / or civil society to prevent / fight against violence in sports, incl. gender-based violence and due to “Fair Play”. The whole online meeting among athletes is a collection of personal experiences of athletes on the topic of violence in sports, including gender-based violence, the assessment of awareness of the current situation with violence in sports, including gender-based violence in our country. Other goals of the study are:

Assessment of the level of knowledge and awareness of the relevant sports policies for prevention of violence in sports;

Providing data for the preparation of efforts to increase policies for the prevention of violence in sport;

The participation questionnaire includes 14 questions about sports, the connection of the respondents with certainty and whether they have witnessed sexual harassment (verbal or physical) to relatives, teammates or members of another sports club. Two useful definitions of the problem are provided for the participants:

Gender-Based Violence – A type of gender-based violence. Both women and men experience gender-based violence, but the majority of victims are female and female. (Source: Low Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

Sexual harassment – Any unwanted conduct of sexuality, expressed physically, verbally or otherwise, that undermines dignity and honor and creates a hostile, humiliating, offensive, degrading or threatening environment and, in particular, when refusing to accept such conduct or coercion to it can affect the decision-making affecting the person. (Source: Law on Protection against Discrimination)

This document was created within the framework of the project “Fair Play”, whose financial support is the Fund for Active Citizens of Bulgaria under the under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.

The entire responsibility for this document lies with Foundation Bilitis and under no circumstances can it be assumed that the document is registered in the official position of the Financial Economic Area and the Operator of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria.