EP Think Tank new publication on Gender equality in sport: Getting closer every day

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Taking the opportunity of the 2019 International Women's Day, the European Parliament Think Tank published a new study for the Parliament’s Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality on Gender equality in sport.

The study describes how sport has been changing lately and it is going towards a more gender representation both in the governance and in the participation.

Even though women's presence and involvement in the Sport Movement have progressively evolved, girls and women across the world still get fewer opportunities and less investment, training and corporate attention when they play sport.

The European Parliament has been consistently advocating for gender equality in sport through the commitment of several MEPs (part of the Sport Intergroup).

EuropeActive’s studies about the European fitness market shows that more women than men have a gym membership and are employed in the fitness industry. However, still a lot of work must be done to improve the gender equality in the fitness governance and business representations.