Doc. 9864

9 July 2003

Discrimination against women and girls in sport

Motion for a recommendation

presented by Mrs Aguiar and others

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it

1.       The Parliamentary Assembly is concerned that in many Council of Europe member states it is still difficult for women and girls to gain access to many sporting activities, which are more or less openly restricted to men.

2.       Moreover, at all levels of education facilities and equipment are more often set aside for boys rather than girls who wish to practice a sport.

3.       A comparative study of this subject should therefore be carried out in the Council of Europe member states and European programmes should also be developed to encourage girls to participate in sporting activities, particularly ones traditionally considered to be "male sports".

Signed 1:

Aguiar, Portugal, EPP/CD

Bargholtz, Sweden, LDR

Branger, France, EDG

De Zulueta, Italy, SOC

Gaburro, Italy, EPP/CD

Konglevoll, Norway, SOC

Kósá-Kovács, Hungary, SOC

Labucka, Latvia, EPP/CD

Pericleous-Papadopoulos, Cyprus, LDR

Petrova-Mitevska, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, SOC

Skarphéđinsson, Iceland, SOC

Zapfl-Helbling, Switzerland, EPP/CD


1        SOC: Socialist Group

      EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party

      EDG: European Democratic Group

      LDR : Liberal, Democratic and Reformers’ Group

      UEL: Group of the Unified European Left

      NR: not registered in a group