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Source: DOSB At the end of the year, the open session “Women and Equality” takes stock of the Corona year digitally: The appropriate participation of women remains an ongoing task.

The appropriate participation of women in the management bodies of the DOSB member organizations remains an ongoing task and challenge. This assessment was confirmed in the open session “Women and Equality”, which was held under the leadership of DOSB Vice President Women and Equality Dr. Petra Tzschoppe took place virtually via teams on December 10, 2020. In addition to a large number of women’s and gender equality officers, presidents from the member organizations, members of the Bundestag and fellow campaigners from the various projects and working groups also took part. Content-related contributions were also made by DOSB President Alfons Hörmann, DOSB CEO Veronika Rücker, DOSB Vice President Education and Olympic Education Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper and the DOSB board member youth sports Christina Gassner. The equality report 2020 published at the DOSB general meeting documents the status of the implementation of equality in the DOSB and its member organizations. This year the survey achieved the highest response rate to date with a participation of 86 percent of the member organizations. More than half of the associations estimate that changes are necessary with regard to the gender distribution in management positions in the respective association. In relation to the gender quota of 30 percent anchored in the DOSB statutes for their own committees, this value is currently only achieved by 40 percent of the state sports federations, and only 20 and 25 percent respectively for the top associations and the VbmA. The corona pandemic is having a severe impact on all of sport, the consequential damage is not yet in sight. The 80 or so participants in the meeting named the special effects on issues relating to women and equality, which were increasingly pushed into the background by the pandemic. Topics such as gender equitable participation or protection against sexual violence in sport remain highly topical. In order to intensify the continuous exchange and better networking of DOSB, women’s and equality officers and other interested parties, says Petra Tzschoppe, the digital “(E) Quality time” will start next year, which is intended to serve as a continuous information and discussion forum. (Source: DOSB)


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