Gender equality and discrimination in International Organizations

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics to include more mixed gender events


Female athletes will have the most opportunities to compete yet in the 2020 Olympic Games, both with other female athletes and with male athletes. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved last Friday a program ...

The new vestals of the International Olympic Committee


Greater female representation in the International Olympic Committee. Thirty-eight percent of the IOC is now made up of women: an increase of seventy percent compared to the figure in 2013. The findings reflect a real ...

Women to compete in 50 km race walk for first time


The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will permit women to compete in the 50 km race walk for the first time in history. In August 2015, IAAF Competition Rule 261 was amended by ...

How many victims of FGM in the world


Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM. 70 million more compared to last year. This is the disconcerting data released by ...