Louisa Wall writes:
Last week in New York at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women I attended a session titled “Advancing Gender Equality through Sports: 2030 Agenda – the contribution of sport to achieve gender equality and end violence against women and girls”, organised by Mission of Brazil, United Nations Women, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
One idea proposed was for all international sporting organisations – and therefore national sporting organisations – to have 50 per cent of women on their boards to qualify for their sport to be at the Olympics.
What a daft idea.
Some sports are male dominated and some are female dominated. So rugby union would not be eligible to be an Olympic sport unless half the board were women.
Does this apply in reverse? Netball is a female dominated sport. Would netball be banned if half the board are not men?