Gender Equality in Portuguese Sport

Gender Equality in Portuguese Sport

Gender Equality in Portuguese Sport

In Portugal, leadership in sport, coaching and federated sports practice is dominated by men. Among the federations there is only one president - Archery and only 16% of the vice presidents and 14% of the board members are women. The number of registered female coaches is only 10%, compared to 15% for high-performance male coaches. About a third of practitioners affiliated with federations are women.
To change the situation, most of the actions taken were aimed to increase the number of girls and women practicing sports (68%). 36% of federations have implemented actions to improve the situation of high-performance women athletes, 32% have taken steps to get more female coaches and 29% are working to increase the number of women in leadership positions.

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