Red and Blue. Right and Left. Conservative and Liberal. At any moment it can feel like the political discord in America is at an all-time high with so much up for debate during these complicated times. However, here at the Women’s Sports Foundation, there is one thing we think we can all agree on: girls…
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 honor of the 45th Anniversary of Title IX, we sat down with rugby phenom and WSF Athlete Advisory Panel member Phaidra Knight to discuss the importance of the legislation, women’s rugby debuting at the 2016 Olympic Games, her favorite post-workout snack and more.
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.
Last night, the Women’s Sports Foundation and WSF Founder Billie Jean King kicked off the 45th Anniversary of Title IX with a celebration at the New-York Historical Society. Our featured speakers included pioneer Billie Jean King, WSF CEO Deborah Antoine, WSF President Grete Eliassen, ESPN SportsCenter Coast to Coast co-anchor Cari Champion and WNBA President Lisa Borders.
In honor of the 45th Anniversary of Title IX, we would like to share a WSF Advocacy success story. This story represents just one of hundreds of inquiries the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Advocacy Department fields each year about Title IX and gender equity in sports.
WSF recently attended the 2017 NCAA Inclusion Forum where the purpose is to bring together higher education and intercollegiate athletics leaders and student-athletes who are passionate about improving the educational and professional environment for student-athletes, coaches and staff. This year the WSF was honored to take part in a session entitled “Equity on the Sidelines: Examining the X’s and O’s of Developing, Supporting and Advancing Women Coaches in Intercollegiate Athletics” with WSF’s Senior Manager of Advocacy and Programs, Sarah Axelson, taking the stage.
Before Title IX, only one in 27 girls played sports. Today, that number is two in five. Girls want to play too. This Women’s History Month, join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of women in sport since the passing of Title IX in 1972, as we honor them across our social platforms and here on the S.H.E. Network.
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.