Since 1996, the IOC's advocacy activities have been supported by the organisation of quadrennial World Conferences on Women and Sport.
The objectives of the five quadrennial World Conferences on Women and Sport have been to:
- create awareness about women’s role in sport;
- assess the progress made in the area of gender equality in sport; and
- define future priority actions to promote women in sport.
- Each of the Women and Sport Conferences has resulted in a series of recommendations for the Olympic Movement, and has guided the work of the IOC and its Women in Sport Commission.