The problem of discrimination in sports was presented at an information event organized by the “Bokaya” association
The “Bokaya” Association presented the “Fair Game” project at an information event in Vidin, which was attended by more than 60 representatives of the non-governmental sector, media, sports clubs and young people. The project addresses an issue that is talked about insufficiently – discrimination based on gender and gender identity, and gender-based violence in sports.
Project manager Boris Nedyalkov pointed out specific examples of gender-based violence in sports during competitions, in training halls, as well as events at school, in physical education classes in front of the participants in the information meeting. The topic of discussion was the necessary actions that every sports club or federation should undertake in order to contribute, as much as possible, to the prevention of violence in sports. As an example of violence in sports, the attendees also shared about the atmosphere and behavior of competitors and the public during sports events, especially in enclosed spaces, such as sports halls, small enclosed spaces, etc. In addition to a discussion on the topic of the “Fair Play” project information event, the activities planned for implementation and the expected results were presented. The co-chairman of the Bilitis Resource Center Foundation – Paul Naydenov – also participated in the online event. The event is part of the activities of the “Fair Game” project, which is implemented by the non-governmental organization “Bokaya”, in partnership with the Bilitis Resource Center Foundation, and with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the Active Citizens Bulgaria Fund within the framework of the financial mechanism of the European Economic Community EEA 2014-2021. The thematic priority is No. 4: “Enhancing the contribution of civil society organizations to gender equality and the prevention of gender-based violence”.