The importance of both gender equality and equity in sport has been gaining momentum in public forums as of late. We have seen it in the outcry surrounding pay equality and the equitable treatment of athletes on the U.S. Women’s National Hockey and National Soccer Teams, among other sports. It remains a key focus of…
How do college athletes, among Title IX’s principal beneficiaries, feel about sex equity in sports? A new study surveyed over 1600 current college athletes in the Big Ten Conference and found significant support for sex equitable treatment between women and men in college athletics, and a willingness among many athletes to mobilize politically when they…
In celebration of Title IX’s 45th Anniversary, Deborah Slaner Larkin joined Sarah Spain, Kate Fagan and Cassidy Hubbarth for The Trifecta on ESPN Radio to discuss the good that Title IX has done, and where there is still progress to be made.
In part one of this two-part series, we explored the current emphasis on accountability in women’s sport equality globally. I and numerous others have contributed to the planning and strategy that will precede a high-level government meeting sponsored by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations this summer in Kazan, Russia. As a lead advocate of Title IX, the WSF is proud to continue the fight to ensure access to sport for all girls and women both nationally and abroad.
Established in 1978, the International Charter of Physical Education and Sport provides leadership and guidance to the various countries of the world, including nearly all UN members, who have signed said Charter in regard to good governance and good practice in sport and physical education. However, over the years it has become clear that revisions are necessary, particularly relating to the circumstances for girls and women. Various research and professional organizations, including WSF, have official consultative status to the United Nations and we are proud to serve as key contributors to advance equality in sport globally.
Netball is the most popular sport for women in New Zealand with the highest participation rate and public interest. However, despite the sport’s success – scarcity of funding is still an issue for many teams in the area.
On Friday, August 22, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires schools to publicly post the number of boys and girls playing sports, as well as the number of teams, onto their website.
On Friday night, Brianna Amat, the first girl to make the varsity football team at Pinckney Community High School in Michigan, was called onto the field during halftime and crowned Homecoming Queen…while she was still in her pads and jersey! Less than an hour later, she made a 31-yard field goal, helping her team win the game 9-7, and earning the nickname the Kicking Queen.