Call for Inputs - High Commissioner report on Elimination of Discrimination of women and girls in sport


The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will be preparing a report to the 44th Human Rights Council Session on the Elimination of Discrimination of Women and Girls in Sport. 

To enable drafting the report, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has shared a questionnaire to collect responses on the issue.


Download the questionnaire in Englishin Spanishin French

Any such information should be sent by 15 November 2019
to: registry@ohchr.org with kkyalo@ohchr.org and elepennec@ohchr.org in CC. 

The information provided will be made available on the website of OHCHR. Please expressly indicate if any information provided cannot be made publicly available in this manner.


Entitled "Elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport" and adopted on 21 March 2019, Human Rights Council Resolution 40/5 requests the OHCHR "to prepare a report on the intersection of race and gender discrimination in sports, including in policies, regulations and practices of sporting bodies, and elaborating on relevant international human rights norms and standards, and to present the report to the Human Rights Council at its forty-fourth session".

To assist in the preparation of this report, the OHCHR is requesting information in response to the questions set out in the questionnaire, with the analysis capturing

national and intra-national exclusions on ethnicity;
information if any on participation of athletes in policy making processes;
an analysis of media and its role in propagating gender stereotypes;
and information on non-state actors and the obligations of sports bodies to uphold and promote human rights and ways in which States should appropriately resource them.

(photo by Matt Lee on Unsplash)

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