WSI attends the first international forum run by Safe Sport International, in Madrid, Spain on “Challenging Violence in Sport: First Global Summit Safe Sport International Conference”.
In April 2018, WSI Vice-President Na’da Knorre, Past-President Kari Fasting, and Extended Board members Diane Huffman and Gretchen Kerr took part in the first international forum run by Safe Sport International, in Madrid, Spain. It was titled Challenging Violence in Sport: First Global Summit Safe Sport International Conference.
Organisers stated that it was the first time that leading practitioners, academics, sports organisations and organisations working to end violence in sport had come together to share their work and co-ordinate a global response with one simple goal—to end violence in sport.
There were speakers from 10 countries and delegates from 6 of 7 of the world’s continents and more than 20 countries. The Spanish High Council of Sport supported the event, which was hosted by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Kari Fasting presented on Definitions and prevalence of different forms of non-accidental violence against athletes, Gretchen presented on The impact of preventative measures, and Diane Huffman was part of a panel on Safe policy and major events—African examples. Delegates were invited to a workshop, Towards a global collaboration to end violence against athletes in sport.