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Gender Equality

FISU is constantly promoting gender equality under the leadership of the Gender Equality Committee 



Established in 2011, the Gender Equality Commission studes and promotes the inclusion of women at all levels of University Sport, advocating global equality in the fields of physical activity, sport and recreation.


At the heart of FISU's principles and ethics, the Committee promotes gender equality through awareness raising and training. The University Sport gender equality movement also to develops policies oriented towards the application of the equal opportunity principle in competitive sport activities as well as in recreational, leisure and health activities.


Through the Committee, FISU provides a forum to promote gender in the management structures of international university sport, with information sharing and joint efforts as key efforts to achieving equality between women and men.

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FISU signed the Brighton Declaration and was an official partner at the 6th IWG Conference in Helsinki in 2014.

  • Council of Europe

FISU is a member of the working group on Balance in Sport (BIS) (tools to implement gender equality)


Witness how gender equality is at the heart of FISU’s principles