Gender Equality in Sport 


Aware of the difficulty and complexity of issues that women generally face in the society, and especially their place, position and role in sports, and accepting the IOC initiative to secure equality for women in all the areas of work, activities and  office holding in sports, the Croatian Olympic Committee Council founded the Commission on Care for Women in Sport on December 19, 1996 (since 2015 the Gender Equality in Sport Commission). Until 2000, it was led by former handball player, Olympian and eminent COC Council member Katica Ileš.

The Commission's Program is raising awareness of the role of women in sports, encouraging research on women in sports, especially from a medical, sociological, educational, economic and social point of view, encouraging the inclusion of women in decision-making processes and public media to cover these and other important issues regarding the work of women in sports. In June 2006, the Croatian Olympic Committee started a national project on specialized training for women uponthe proposal by the Commission on Care for Women in Sport, led by the COC Council member Morana Palikovic Gruden. In 2007, it has established a network of female coordinators in counties and national sports federations, in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. In November 2015, as the permanent working body of the Council, the Commission changes its name into Gender Equality in Sport Commission.

Gender Equality in Sport Commission

Rijeka, 6 May 2022 – As a part of the campaign " Women’s Voice in Sport", the Croatian Olympic Committee’s Gender Equality in Sport Commission held its first educational workshop at the Hilton Costabella hotel in Rijeka on 6 May 2022. Around 30 athletes, judges and employees in sports administration, also in greatest number, attended the workshop.

Zagreb, 24 October 2021 - Organized by Lithuanian Sports University and LithuanianUnion ofSports Federations, in cooperation with the European Lotteries and the EuropeanNon-GovernmentalSportsOrganization (ENGSO), the 4th edition of the European Sport Platform and CHAMP project conference was held in Vilnius from 21 to 23 October 2021. It was actively attended by around 70 representatives of ENGSO members, ENGSO youth and partners of the CHAMP - Creating HealthyHabitsAmongMaryland Preschoolers project (creating healthy habits in preschool children in Maryland to grow into healthy young people).

Zagreb, 1 June 2021 - The project "Women’s Voice in Sport" was presented to the public today during the special ceremony held at the hotel Westin in Zagreb. This Project, which will last until the end of 2022, is jointly organized by the Croatian Olympic Committee, the Agency for Electronic Media, the Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Ombudswoman for Gender Equality and the Croatian Paralympic Committee, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Media and the Ministry of Tourism and Sport.