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Letter: Investigation on sexual abuse allegation in Mali Basketball

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World Players Association joins Sport & Rights Alliance to demand justice for Mali Basketball players

Mr. Andreas Zagklis

Secretary General
Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)

July 29, 2021

Re: Investigation on Sexual Abuse Allegation in Mali Basketball

World Players responds to WADA’s new rules for substances of abuse: urgent action required

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For too long the World Anti-Doping Code (WADA Code) has miscategorized substances of abuse as performance enhancing drugs. This has meant that players who have consumed these have been treated as if they were ‘drug cheats.’ However, in nearly all cases, players have consumed substances of abuse recreationally or suffer from underlying challenges with addiction.

World Players Association statement on Peng Shuai

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The global player association movement is deeply concerned for the health and safety of Peng Shuai. Players who speak out are frequently targeted and left exposed to harm and abuse without protection or support, and that must end.

World Players welcomes the formal establishment of the Centre for Sport & Human Rights: work to meaningfully address global sport’s human rights crisis is just beginning

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The Centre for Sport & Human Rights (CSHR) was formally established today as an independent non-profit organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland. It has also appointed a diverse nine-person board of outstanding individuals to oversee its work including former UNI Global Union General Secretary, Philip Jennings and past World Players Association Executive Director, Walter Palmer.

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