One of the most effective mediums for advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls in sport. The IOC is held to a high standard of accountability for gender equality as the head of the Olympic Movement.
– a right of paramount importance and a fundamental principle of the Olympic Charter.
In terms of the proportion of male and female athletes competing in the Games, leadership development opportunities, awareness campaigns, and most recently, the appointment of more women to senior positions in administration and governance, significant progress has been made in promoting gender equality.
Important gender equality initiatives have also been developed by a number of Olympic Movement stakeholders to expand access and possibilities for girls and women in sport. But there are still a lot of difficulties.