2020-12-04 16:05:28

World Athletics accused over 'abusive sex testing' of athletes from global south

Human Rights Watch says testing regulations are demeaning and target women based on racial stereotypesWorld Athletics, the sport’s global governing body, targets women from countries in the global south for “abusive sex testing” based on arbitrary definitions of femininity and racial stereotypes, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).A report by the rights group, published on Friday, claims female runners are being pushed out of competitive events, which some rely on for their livelihoods. Athletes struggle with emotional trauma and feel discriminated against and humiliated by the testin