Celia’s international influence has primarily been related to two major issues in contemporary sport; gender equality and child protection in sport. Celia is a founding member of WomenSport International, and a believer in international networking for the benefit of women in sport. In her international advisory roles on child protection in sport, Celia assisted in the development of safeguarding policies for both UNICEF and the International Olympic Committee.
IN CELIA'S WORDS
An extended and adapted version of an address given to the International Women and Sport Conference, 'Women, Sport and the Challenge of Change' in Brighton, UK in May 1994. The paper firstly explores reasons as to why, at the time of address, women's sport had failed to achieve the impact of the broader feminist movement. This is with particular reference to the emergence of an international community of women's sport. Secondly, the paper examines the proposition that women in sport might learn some lessons from the political processes adopted by the environmental movement.
Celia was lead author on this report in 2007 which draws together a set of materials on violence in sport. The review, which focuses on industrialised countries, provides examples of both good and poor practice, and makes suggestions for sport organizations to assist them in their violence prevention work.
Celia was an advisor for the IOC, and co-authored this research paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which is an updated and extended version of the 2007 IOC Consensus Statement. The original IOC Consensus Statement defines the problems, identifies the risk factors, and provides guidelines for prevention and resolution of sexual harassment and abuse in sport.
IOC video on sexual harassment and abuse in sport
A set of videos aimed at athletes, coaches, and associations and federations which outlines individual cases of sexual harassment and abuse in sport, and gives advice on what action can be taken to prevent the sexual harassment and abuse of athletes in sport.
AN APPRECIATION BY...
Susan Bissell, Director of UNICEF’s Global Partnership to End Violence Against ChildrenI was instantly full of admiration for Celia’s work on protection and violence and exploitation in sport. And she came to me not solo but with some incredible peers.
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