Coaches and athletes share their experience with participants


教練與運動員在研討會中分享個人經驗

The Department of Physical Education organises the seminar to increase knowledge on sexual harassment prevention


體育學系舉辦討會以提升公眾對防範性騷擾的認知

Date: 06 Feb 2018 (Tuesday)

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Department of Physical Education holds seminar to raise awareness of protecting young athletes against sexual harassment

體育學系舉辦研討會探討保護年輕運動員不被性騷擾

The Department of Physical Education and Hong Kong Coaching Committee jointly organised a seminar entitled “Protect Young Athletes Against Sexual Harassment” on 1 February, with an aim to increase the awareness of practitioners in the sport and education sectors about sexual harassment and ways to prevent it.
 
Dr Ferrick Chu, Director of Policy, Research and Training Division of the Equal Opportunities Commission; Professor Leung Mee-lee, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Physical Education of HKBU; Mr Sam Wong, Executive Director, Hong Kong Amateur Hockey Club; and Dr Trisha Leahy, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Sports Institute were invited as keynote speakers of the Seminar. They spoke about issues related to sexual harassment from different angles such as research, policy making, organisations, and athletes. 
 
In addition, Mr Roy Chan, coach for athletes with disabilities, and Miss Tsang Sze-nga (secondary school teacher, HKBU alumni) as well as athletes Daniel Chan, (para-badminton, HKBU Physical Education and Recreation Management, Year 2), Miss Angel Wong (artistic gymnastics, HKBU alumni) shared their experience and thoughts at the seminar. 
 
Nearly 450 participants including coaches, athletes, primary and secondary teachers and tertiary institute students learnt more about sexual harassment and ways to prevent it from the seminar. Professor Chung Pak-kwong, Head of the Department of Physical Education said HKBU was very pleased to have the opportunity to give impetus to sport development, protect the rights of practitioners in the sport and education sectors and create a respectful and safe environment for youngsters to enjoy sports.
 
The Department also published an educational leaflet which explains the definition of sexual harassment, lists out examples, highlights the need for organisations to establish guidelines, and provides tips for coaches and athletes so that stakeholders and members of the public can better understand the issue.

體育學系與香港教練培訓委員會於2月1日合辦「保護年輕運動員不被性騷擾研討會」,期望加強體育界及教育界人士對性騷擾的認識及防範。
 
研討會邀請了平等機會委員會政策、研究及培訓科總監朱崇文博士、浸大體育學系客座教授梁美莉博士、香港業餘冰球會執行總監黃德森先生和香港體育學院院長李翠莎博士,從研究、政策訂定、機構、運動員等不同角度剖析性騷擾涉及的課題。傷健人士教練陳靖逸先生、曾詩雅小姐(體育教師、浸大校友),運動員陳浩源先生(殘疾人羽毛球、浸大體育及康樂管理二年級學生)、黃曉盈小姐(體操、浸大校友)亦在研討會分享個人經驗及體會。
 
接近450名教練、運動員、中小學教師及大專學生參加研討會,提升對性騷擾的認知,並全方位掌握預防性侵犯的竅門。體育學系系主任鍾伯光教授表示,浸大樂於促進業界發展,並會繼續致力保障教育及體育界人士應有權益,並為年青運動員營造一個互相尊重及安全的環境。
 
另外,體育學系推出了教育小冊子,解釋性騷擾的定義、列舉相關個案、機構訂定指引的重要性、教練及運動員的注意事項等,讓公眾人士及持份者掌握箇中要點。