Glentoran FC endorsed the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights
The NI Sport and Human Rights Forum is delighted that three more member organizations have endorsed the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights. One of the new members is Glentoran Social Partnership.
Glentoran Social Partnership has pledged to embed and champion human rights within its sports. The Declaration sets out 10 commitments to promoting human rights, equality, participation, accessibility, procurement, and good governance across all areas of the sporting organization.
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission Chief Executive, Dr. David Russell, stated:
“We welcome that three more of our members have signed up to the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights. Sport has the power to advance the human rights of everyone, and a wide and diverse range of people will be enriched by the NI Sport Forum, Glentoran Social Partnership and Street Soccer NI signing up to respect and protect the rights of all involved in their organisations.”Dr. David Russell, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
Conal Heatley, Chair of the Northern Ireland Sports and Human Rights Forum added:
“I would like to thank the NI Sport Forum, Glentoran Social Partnership and Street Soccer NI for recognising the role human rights has to play in promoting fairness and equality within sport. The Northern Ireland Sport and Human Rights Forum has provided a great platform for discussion and engagement around human rights issues affecting sports, and I would encourage other members to sign up to the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights going forward.”Conal Heatley, Chair of the Northern Ireland Sports and Human Rights Forum
Karla McDermott, Head of Glentoran Social Partnership said:
“Sport has the power to have a positive impact on people’s lives and wellbeing. Glentoran Social Partnership are proud to sign up to the Declaration on Sport and Human Rights, embedding human rights into our practices and using it to empower those we work with in the community.”Karla McDermott, Head of Glentoran Social Partnership
Glentoran Social Partnership strives to enable the greater wellbeing and social inclusion for the people and groups of the community through community engagement in recreational activities such as sport, recreation, community interests and leisure time.