IT’S A PENALTY IS THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO END CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING
SUPPORTED BY SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN SPORT
“I’m delighted to support It’s a Penalty Campaign, as a mother and as an athlete who has travelled all over the world, understanding the plight of these young girls who are faced with sexual exploitation, particularly at major sporting events. We need to do something about it. That’s why I’m trying to highlight this issue and put a stop to it for good.”
– Denise Lewis OBE, It’s a Penalty Global Ambassador & Olympic Gold Medal-Winning former Heptathlete
“I’m very happy to support the It’s a Penalty Campaign. We really need to try to eradicate the exploitation of children.”
– Gary Lineker, It’s a Penalty Global Ambassador & former England Striker
“It is my honour to be an Ambassador of It’s a Penalty Campaign. I have huge respect for this tireless work in making the world a better place.”
– Francois Pienaar, It’s a Penalty Global Ambassador & former South African Rugby Union Captain
SPORT IS A FORCE FOR GOOD
The It’s a Penalty Campaign harnesses the power of sport to protect children from abuse, exploitation and trafficking globally, positioning major sporting events as platforms for positive change.
It’s a Penalty works in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, advocating that ‘protection from any exploitation, abuse and violence is the right of every child’.
The huge influx of tourists and sporting fans to a country whilst a major sporting event is taking place – Rio saw an influx of 500,000 during the 2016 Olympics & Paralympics – increases the risk of children being abused, exploited and trafficked.
TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN WORLDWIDE
2018 GLOBAL CAMPAIGN: PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES (South Korea) & GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES (Australia)
2020 GLOBAL CAMPAIGN: TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES (Japan) & UEFA 2020 EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS (13 European Countries)
2022 GLOBAL CAMPAIGN: BEIJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC GAMES (China), 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES (TBC) & 2022 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP (Qatar)
SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT CHILDREN
With your help we can have a greater global impact and put an end to the abuse, exploitation and trafficking of children, both online and offline.