World Players Association Statement on Global Sport’s Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Letter: Investigation on sexual abuse allegation in Mali Basketball
World Players Association joins Sport & Rights Alliance to demand justice for Mali Basketball players
Mr. Andreas Zagklis
Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA)
July 29, 2021
Re: Investigation on Sexual Abuse Allegation in Mali Basketball
The IOC must urgently guarantee world class Covid-19 protections for the Tokyo Olympics
World Players calls on Belarus to drop all charges against the BSSF
COVID-19: Time for Sport to ‘Build Back Better’
World Players Association sets guiding principles to support the recovery and rebuilding of the global sport industry
World Players responds to WADA’s new rules for substances of abuse: urgent action required
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 applauds the courage of Caster Semenya’s stand for human rights
The World Players Association today applauded the courage of South African athlete Caster Semenya, who has failed in her two-year legal battle for the right to compete as the woman she is in events in which she is an Olympic and World Champion.
World Players stands with athletes in the US demanding racial justice
One day after player boycotts in support of racial justice shook the NBA, WNBA, MLS, and MLB, Brendan Schwab, Executive Director of World Players Association, issued the following statement :
FIFpro Statement on WADA Code amendment
World Players Association: Declaration on Safeguarding the Rights of Child Athletes
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: No Legacy Without Trade Union Rights
World Players Association statement on Peng Shuai
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
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.
World Players Association comment on WADA’s new rules for substances of abuse
“We stand by athletes who stand up for human rights”: World Players Association
Please see reaction below from the World Players Association on the IOC's review of rule 50 of the Olympic Charter.
IOC must join with Belarusian athletes to ensure human rights and sport are protected
Arrests, threats and dismissals amount to ongoing violations of the Olympic Charter by Belarusian President, who also heads the National Olympic Committee, along with his son
World Players dismayed and saddened by execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari
The World Players Association is deeply dismayed and saddened by the execution of champion wrestler, Navid Afkari, from Iran.
World Players calls on Iran to spare the life of champion wrestler
The World Players Association calls on the head of the Iranian judiciary to grant an immediate stay of execution to Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari, who faces the death penalty tomorrow.