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The city of Lyon will reserve its subsidies for sports clubs that are committed against sexual violence


Highlights: Lyon is set to give away 3 million euros to help fund a new school in the city. The money will be used to pay for a new building to be built on the site of the old school. The new school is expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will be the first of a series of new schools across the country to be funded by the state. The school will also be able to use the money to fund a number of other projects, such as a new hospital.

The payment of the 3 million grants will now be conditional on the training of staff in the fight against sexual violence.

This is a singular measure for a large city. The mayor of Lyon Grégory Doucet announced on Monday that his municipality would reserve its subsidies from September 2024 to sports clubs that have trained their staff in the fight against sexual violence. "The clubs will have to have previously trained the management teams and employees, to benefit, from 2024, from a subsidy from the city," announced the ecologist in an interview with the sports daily L'Équipe. This measure concerns the approximately 3 million subsidies distributed by the city of Lyon to amateur clubs.

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"Our goal is to end gender-based and sexual violence in sport." A question "that has become a topical issue, both unfortunately and fortunately, because finally, these cases are coming out". It is "a way to help the liberation of speech, which is an axis of training," explained the mayor of Lyon.

'Need for massive commitment'

Grégory Doucet also called on clubs, sports federations and the State to mobilize. "All levels must be set in motion," he urged, calling in particular "local authorities and federations to engage in this path of the conditionality of their subsidies". "We need a massive commitment in this area, because it is a scourge that directly impacts individuals and contradicts the values of sport, which must remain a source of fulfillment and emancipation," he insisted.

Source: leparis

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