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19
Jun

More than 80 per cent of sports now pay equal prize money

The gender prize money gap in sport is narrowing, according to a BBC Sport Study. 83 per cent of sports now award both genders the same prize money, in a study commissioned for Women’s Sport Week. Of the 44 sports that pay prize money, 35 pay equal amounts to men and women. BBC took into...
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14
Jun

World Rugby U20 Championship joins HeForShe campaign

The World Rugby U20 Championship 2017, its participating teams and the World Rugby Organisation have declared their support for the United Nations (UN) Women’s HeForShe campaign. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality. The UN launched the HeForShe campaign in September 2014 at an event hosted by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, whose...
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06
Jun

“This isn’t talked about enough in sport” | Athlete receives praise for opening up about period pain

A British Olympic athlete has received praise for opening up about period pain. Jazmin Sawyers, who was a finalist in the long jump at the 2016 Olympics, had to pull out of an upcoming Boston competition due to crippling period pains. She has spoken out about the issue, saying it “isn’t talked about enough in...
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30
Dec

Rising Star Manisha Tailor awarded MBE in New Years Honours List 2017

We are extremely proud to announce that WeAreTheCity Rising Star Manisha Tailor, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2017 Honours List for ‘Services to Football and Diversity in Sport’. On being honoured with an MBE, Manisha warmly speaks of how instrumental her twin...
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12
Dec

More women playing sport than ever before

More women are playing sport than ever before, according to Sport England. More than 7.2 million women now play sport or do regular physical activity. The new figures suggest that the gender gap within sport has narrowed from over two million to 1.55 million. The latest figures from Sport England’s Active People Survey shows that...
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14
Nov

Making a Mark – Pursuing equality in football

Just like young boys, there are thousands of girls who grow up passionate about football and would love a career in the game. While the Women’s Super League is a wonderful competition for elite players, the women’s game in the UK doesn’t have an extensive lower league structure and so, discouraged, many of those girls...
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01
Nov

Sports governing bodies could lose funding if diversity does not improve

Sports organisations and governing bodies could lose funding if they fail to improve diversity, as set out in new guidelines. The new Code for Sports Governance, introduced by Sport England, aims to improve the level of diversity and increase the level of transparency. Organisations who to do not confirm to the new ‘gold standards’ will...
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15
Sep

Gender pay gap in sport not likely to narrow anytime soon

The gender pay gap between men and women in sports is not likely to narrow anytime soon, according to a new report. The study, released jointly by Women on Boards UK (WOB) and Women on Boards Australia, found that ‘the huge pay gap in many sports is not likely to close anytime soon’. Following on...
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