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22 June 2017 | in NUSF News

Costa Rican NUSF hosts Round Table on Gender Equality Sport

 

COSTA RICA - In the framework of the National Women's Health and Sports Day in Costa Rica on 13 June 2017, a round table titled ‘Sport, a necessary tool to achieve an inclusive society for women’ was held.


Rosaura MendezThis event was organised by the Special Standing Committee on Women, the Technical Unit for Equity & Gender Equality of the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly, The National Institute of Women (INAMU), The Costa Rican University Sports Federation (FECUNDE) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The activity gathered more than 100 women and men involved in sports and gender activism, organizations leaders, professionals, students of Physical Education, athletes and related areas.

"This convergence was facilitated with the objective of sharing ideas and relevant actions on the promotion of gender equality in national sports, and also to create an encounter of the main programmes currently developed so they can get to know each other and collaborate," said Rosaura Méndez, FISU Assessor, Chair of the FISU Gender Equality Committee and a member of the Organizing Committee of the event.


The activity was attended by special guests such as representatives of the National Sport Institute (ICODER), the Ministry of Sport, the National Olympic Committee, Sports Federations, Universities, as well as Deputies, Civil Society, teachers in Physical Education, University Students, Regional and Institutional Sports Committees, National Institutions of Gender (OFIMs, UPEGs, INAMU), Mayors and citizens in General.


The speakers at the round table were Sports Minister Carolina Mauri, Minister of Women Status Alejandra Mora, FISU Assessor Rosaura Méndez, Costa Rican Olympic Committee representative Teresita Anchia, journalist and former member of the FISU Student Committee Natasha Campos, and Legislative Assembly representative Haydee Fernández.


At the end of the event, three female athletes were recognized for representing the country's women in sports: Boxing World Champion Hanna Gabriels, European League Champion Shirley Cruz and sports leader Clemencia Conejo.


The roundtable concluded with a workshop where the need for public policies on gender equality in sports was made evident and actions to elaborate a joint proposal for the search of the gender parity in sports were proposed by all the entities involved.

 

(Source: FECUNDE)

 

 

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