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Women and Sport
Gender ratios in sport remain highly unequal around the globe. There is an urgent need to reduce the marginalization of women within the sport milieu and to increase their participation in sport programmes.

Short-distance-swimmer-WEB.jpg Gender dimension within sport policies remains marginal and even insufficient. This integration of gender issues within public actions in favour of sport and the attribution funds must reduce the marginalization of women within the process of sport development, increase their participation within sport programmes, and throughout their implementations.

The Fourth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Sport and Physical Education (MINEPS IV) moved forward by adopting a proposal for the creation of an ‘Observatory of Women, Sport and Physical Education. The establishment of the UNESCO Observatory was approved by the Executive Board of UNESCO in its 175 Session. UNESCO is cooperating with the Government of Greece in the establishment of this web-based Observatory to gather, analyse, organise, and disseminate information worldwide.
This will help in :Some precise actions must be taken for gender mainstreaming :See also:

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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