16 November 2021

Statement on the International Olympic Committee’s Issued Gender Identity Framework

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) framework on gender identity and sex variations is a significant step forward in sport’s recognition of human rights. This statement is a courageous and informed admission that previous Consensus Statements were not correct. The principles on which the Framework is based provide the platform for readdressing past harms.

Sport cannot be allowed to step away from harm done in the past. We cannot ignore the responsibility of the institutions or the individuals within them for that harm. The State has the obligation to protect individuals, which puts the onus on States to protect the people from abuse.

I will not be commenting further at this time.

Kristen Worley

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