Statement: Zero tolerance for abuse or harassment in women’s sports

UN Women statement

UN Women, as a supporter of women’s sport and partner of FIFA, welcomes FIFA’s decisive action with regard to the actions of the Spanish football federation president and the launching of a full investigation after a clearly inappropriate act towards a sportswoman at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final.

UN Women joins all those asserting zero tolerance for any form of abuse or harassment, at anytime, anywhere in women’s sports.

Women everywhere have the right to fully participate in sports without any form of abuse or harassment—be it behind closed doors, in locker rooms, on social media, or on the world stage.

Everyone involved in sport, at whatever level, has a duty to play their part. We must collectively commit that violence, harassment, and abuse in women’s sport will not be tolerated and cannot continue, so that we can truly say it’s over.