Marta Carranza presents the Manifesto for Defence and Gender Equality in Sport
The Commissioner for Sports, Marta Carranza, presented the “Manifesto for Defence and Gender Equality in Sport” this Tuesday, 24 April. Prepared by Barcelona City Council’s Barcelona Institute of Sports (IBE) it focuses on non-discrimination on the grounds of gender in sports events. The manifesto is accompanied by a list of ten examples of good practice for these kinds of events.
The presentation was made on the occasion of the work meetings being held at the IBE’s municipal booth at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – 66th Conde de Godó Tournament with operators from big sports events and the Women and Sport group from the Municipal Sports Council.
The manifesto aims to get every person, body, institution and and public and private entity directly or indirectly linked to physical activity and sport to sign up to the points set out here and, when it comes to competitions, to incorporate the examples of good practice listed below in ten points.
Acting in its public-authority role, Barcelona City Council’s Barcelona Institute of Sports is promoting and launching this manifesto as part of the initiatives of its Strategic Plan. Barcelona is a benchmark sports city and intends to set such an example as well in the practices and values promoted and conveyed by sport. That is why it is essential for this manifesto and all it stands for and for us at the ‘IBE to foster an egalitarian approach to sport where there are no differences between men and women.