Over the years, the IOC has been actively advocating the advancement of gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment across the Olympic Movement and beyond.
As an international organisation with worldwide recognition, the IOC uses national, regional and international platforms and events to advocate increasing possibilities for girls and women in sport. The annual IOC Women and Sport Awards and the quadrennial IOC World Conferences on Women and Sport are two of the important advocacy initiatives. Additionally, in partnership with international organisations, such as the United Nations, the work of the IOC to promote sport for social development extends well beyond its walls. The IOC wishes to capitalise on the transformational power of sport to foster gender equality and equal opportunities for women and men worldwide.