Brighton Declaration

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A declaration—also called a ‘Declaration of Principles’—made by an international meeting of sport activists, progressive women scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners, on the urgent need to challenge the persistingly patriarchal framework of sport culture and international sport administration. The declaration is so called because it was drafted and formulated at a meeting in the Grand Hotel, Brighton, England, in 1994. Its general commitment statement was: ‘It is in the interests of equality, development and peace, that a commitment is made by governments, non-governmental organizations and all those institutions involved in sport to apply the Principles’, of which there were ten, all of which should be more fully applied to women worldwide: equity and equality; facility provision; school and junior sport development and provision; developing participation; support and development for high performance; leadership; education, training, and development; information and research on and for women; resources for all levels of involvement; and domestic and international cooperation. The Brighton Declaration was a milestone in the women's sports movement, transcending feminist factions and formulating the challenges and aspirations that could feasibly challenge ‘malestream’ sport.

http://www.iwg-gti.org/index.php?id=8 Background on the declaration by the International Working Group on Women and Sport.

Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

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