The IOC’s commitment to gender equality extends well beyond its efforts to increase women’s participation in the Olympic Games. It also recognises that it is a critical component of effective sports administration and it continues to support the promotion of women and girls in sport at all levels and in all structures.
Under the theme “Together Stronger: the Future of Sport”, the 5th World Conference on Women and Sport will bring together participants and high-level speakers from the sports community, the United Nations system, specialised organisations, governments, the business world and the media.
Held from 16-18 February 2012 in Los Angeles, USA, the event is organised jointly by the IOC, The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.
Discussion topics will cover a variety of subjects associated with the efforts to strengthen women’s representation in sport leadership positions such as:
• “Leadership views on women in the world of sport”
• “Partnerships for progress”
• “Setting the pace for a sustainable responsibility”
• “Women, sport and the media”
• “Government, legislature and attitudes”
• “Matters medical”
• “Empowering women and girls through education”
• “Role models and leadership”
• “Business of sport”
• “Sport, Peace and Development”
The last plenary session will be dedicated to the Youth to let them share their views on “Growing up in a gender-balanced sporting society”.
Learn more about the preliminary programme here
Registration closes on: 30 November 2011
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IOC Women and Sport Awards
The 2012 IOC Woman and Sport Awards will also be presented during the conference in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of women’s participation in sport and sports administration. Six trophies, one world and five continental, will be awarded to individuals and organisations.
Learn more about the 2011 Woman and Sport Awards here