Despite the fact that as many women are participating in sport in Australia as men, it remains clear that inequalities exist between the sexes when it comes to sport. Coverage of women’s sport in the media is still dwarfed by that of men’s sport, and without significant investment this situation is unlikely to change.
We're committed to bringing together high-profile politicians, leading administrators, elite female athletes and the wider sporting community to discuss some of the issues that women in the sporting arena have to face.
The Sport for Women initiative is helping to amplify the voices of people who care about the ongoing growth, development and promotion of women’s sport. By providing an open forum for discussion of the major challenges facing women's sport, we're working to build the profile of women's sport and foster community around the initiative. To find out how you can become part of the Sport for Women community, please explore some of the links in the sidebar on the right of this page.
Our Mission and Challenges:
- to raise the profile of women's sport across Australia
- to secure increased media coverage of women's sport in Australia
- to encourage all Australian women to continue to participate in sport as they move through life
- to combat negative portrayals of women's sport
What other challenges do you think we need to address? Let us know in the Sport for Women Forum.