FIBA established protection service for the U19 and U16 women’s teams from Mali

2021-06-24T15:28:01+00:00 2021-06-24T15:28:01+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

24/Jun/21 15:28

Eurohoops.net

FIBA continues with its investigation in Mali Federation and has provided help to the young women’s team that will compete this summer

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

After starting an investigation on recent allegations regarding systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball Federation, FIBA also secured protection for the players of the U19 and U16 Mali’s women teams who will participate in competitions this summer.

Per FIBA:

FIBA has taken numerous steps since receiving several allegations about systemic sexual harassment within the Mali Basketball Federation, including the protection of witnesses, as part of the investigation opened by the independent Integrity Officer.

Further to those actions, FIBA has entered into a partnership with Terre des hommes (Tdh) to immediately establish a safeguard and protection service for the players of the U19 and U16 women’s teams from Mali, who will be competing in international events this summer, whilst the investigation from the independent Integrity Officer is ongoing. Besides appropriate protection, psychological and legal support of these players through its existing representative office in Mali, Tdh will also create appropriate channels to report allegations of abuse in Mali.

About Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Terre des hommes is an independent, neutral, and impartial Swiss organization committed to bringing meaningful and lasting change to the lives of children and youth, especially to those most exposed to risks. Tdh has extensive experience in keeping children safe in sport, including with international sport organizations.