As part of ENGSO Equality in sport action plan, the Equality Within Sport (EWS) Committee has commissioned research on the state of equality within the European sport sector with a focus on women in sport.
This report has a greater aim to make sport a safer environment for women in Europe. The results are presented from an intersectional(1) perspective, specifically taking into account six socio-demographic aspects: age, gender identity, sexual orientation, migrant background, socio-economic and disability status. The data collected enable ENGSO and its partners to look more deeply into the lived experiences of women who are marginalised by multiple structures of oppression.
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The EWS Committee of ENGSO conducted this study during June, July and August 2023 by circulating a questionnaire in six languages and attending major sport events (European Youth & Sport Platform, EuroGames, Discover Football International Symposium and IBSA World Games). The study gathered responses from anyone who self-defined as a woman(2), was aged 18 years and above, and who lived in a Council of Europe member state.
Close to 500 participants helped to provide insight into women’s perceptions and experience of sport and activity. The results will serve as a basis for further education, awareness raising and change campaigns in European grassroots sport to promote and achieve fairness, equality and inclusion in the sports’ environment.