National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Updated on February 1, 2024

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

Women’s Sports Foundation
Feb 7, 2024 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Do You Know the Factors Influencing Girls’ Participation in Sports?

In Focus: Women and Girls in Sport
Regional UN Women Ambassador Sania Mirza

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 – All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
Billie Jean King – Brittanica

National Women’s History Museum
Women’s Sports History
We Got Next – The History of the WNBA
Mary Kate Callahan
Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias
Marla Runyan
Wilma Rudolph

National Public Radio (NPR)
Pro Baseball Is About to Have Its First Ever Female Manager in the Minor Leagues
The Sexualization Of Women In Sports Extends Even To What They Wear

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
The Reason We Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day – Best Colleges
A Brief History of Women In Sports – Concordia St. Paul
Top Ten Historically Significant Women Athletes – Sport in American History
“Why Play”: A Background in Sport Can Improve a Young Woman’s Leadership Potential – Play Like a Girl
Female Coaches Lead The Next Generation – USA Water Polo
Top Stories in Women’s Sports – Just Women’s Sports
Streaming Dedicated Exclusively to Women’s Sports – Women’s Sports Network
CWNY’s Title IX Resources – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)