February 2nd is National Girls and Women in Sports Day

“Sport is one of the most powerful platforms for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls.”International Olympic Committee

Feb 2, 2022 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day – Women’s Sports Foundation
Do You Know the Factors Influencing Girls’ Participation in Sports? – Women’s Sports Foundation 
In Focus: Women and Girls in Sport – UNWomen
Regional UN Women Ambassador Sania Mirza – UNWomen
The International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport, adopted by UNESCO’s 38th General Conference, affirms that “equal opportunity to participate and be involved at all supervision and decision-making levels in physical education, physical activity and sport, whether for the purpose of recreation, health promotion or high performance, is the right of every girl and every woman that must be actively enforced”. — United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Gender Equality in Sports Media  – UNESCO
Women, gender equality and sport  – United Nations Women Watch 
International Women’s Day Mission: To celebrate women athletes and applaud when equality is achieved in pay, sponsorship and visibility – International Women’s Day
Gender Equality in Sport – International Olympic Committee
Amazing Things Happen When You Give Female Athletes the Same Funding as Men – World Economic Forum
Celebrating the Women Who Have Triumphed in Sports – Women’s Sports Museum
Betsy Jochum – Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Billie Jean King – Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Women’s Sports History – National Women’s History Museum
We Got Next – The History of the WNBA – National Women’s History Museum
Mary Kate Callahan – National Women’s History Museum
Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias – National Women’s History Museum
Marla Runyan – National Women’s History Museum
Wilma Rudolph – National Women’s History Museum
Pro Baseball Is About to Have Its First Ever Female Manager in the Minor Leagues – NPR
The Sexualization Of Women In Sports Extends Even To What They Wear – NPR
News Media Still Pressing the Mute Button on Women’s Sports – USC News
Gender Inequality in Sports – Gender Stats
Four Tips to Foster Women’s Sport Participation in Your City – Smart Cities & Sport (Switzerland)
Teen Sports: 7 Ways to Make Sports Positive and Rewarding – YOUR TEEN for parents
8 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality  – The New York Times
How Title IX Transformed Women’s Sports  – History Channel
Ten Great Female Athletes from New York City  – Explore New York History

Title IX and Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs or activities in all federally funded educational institutions including high schools and middle schools. Since the enactment of Title IX, there has been a dramatic increase in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic opportunities for girls and women. Few laws have influenced high school sports more than Title IX. — National Federation of High School Associations

The senior woman administrator is the highest-ranking female in each NCAA athletics department or conference office. The purpose of the SWA designation is to promote meaningful representation of women in the leadership and management of college sports. — National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)