Abuse of women by male athletes

Other Names:
Maltreatment of women by men in sports
Exploitation of females by sportsmen

Social scientists and researchers concur that male athletes are more likely to be abusive toward women than other males.


A 1995 survey in the USA and Canada of 252 incidents involving 345 top sportsmen and requiring police intervention, 77 were crimes of violence against women, making this the leading crime among athletes in each major sport.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST