Event on combating gender-based violence in Sports, at our Limassol campus

Our University’s Physical Education and Sport Sciences program of study is organizing an event in the frame of the TETRIS Project, an Erasmus+ project aiming to combat gender-based violence in sports. The event will take place on December 8 in Limassol.

The event will be addressed by Ms Natassa Frederickou, President of the University's Council, the Commissioner for Gender Equality, Ms Josie Christodoulou, and Dr Elena Papacosta, coordinator of the Physical Education and Sport Sciences and a member of the Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO) Board of Directors.

During the presentations, Stephanie Wheeler, Officer of the CSO’s Gender Equality Commission, will refer to “Safeguarding in Sports” while Dr. Garyfallos Anagnostou, Assistant Professor at our University’s Department of Life and Health Sciences, will present ways to address Gender-Based Violence in Sports by promoting equality, safety, and respect. PhD Candidate at Frederick University, Ms Elena Avraam, will present the Tetris Project and its significance in society.

The event will take place on December 8 at our Limassol Campus, from 10:00 to 13:00. 

RSVP by December 4 at (Eliana Zenonos) or by calling at: tel. 25730975. 

About the TETRIS Project

The TETRIS project comes to fill in an important gap in the way sports education is delivered nowadays, as it is expected to tackle long term perceptions regarding the prevention and combating of gender-based violence in the sport sector, and in turn the role of young athletes in finding a voice vis-à-vis the “power” and “strength” of coaches within and outside the educational system. In more detail, the proposed action aims at: promoting integrity and cooperation in the field of sport, by developing relevant e-learning tools and resources for educational staff and delivering tailor-made capacity building programmes, as well as promoting values in sport via communication and awareness-raising activities. In order to meet the above-mentioned objectives and targets, the project will reach out to key actors and educators in the sports sector, as well as students and their parents, so as to convey a strong message of intolerance of violence in sport.

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