COVID-19, women, girls and sport: Build back better

The impacts of COVID-19 are already being felt harder by women and girls in many areas of life due to gender inequalities, and we see this mirrored in sport. This brief focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls in sports in five areas: leadership, gender-based violence, economic opportunities, media participation and representation, and girl’s participation in sport. It presents key recommendations to different actors in the sport ecosystem so that women and girls’ gains in sport are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a reality, where women and girls can participate in, work with, govern, and enjoy sport on an equal playing field.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Communications and media; Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender stereotypes; Girls; Leadership and political participation; Sports; Youth

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 7

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)