Gender Equity



Women's leadership represents a driving force for change today. TAFISA acknowledges the enormous positive contribution of women leaders in tackling current global challenges in our societies. Our Mission 2030 is to create a better world through Sport for All, and for this future to become a reality, we need to develop, support, and empower the new generation of women leaders in Sport for All. As we strive to set Gender Equity as a priority on the agenda of the Global Sport for All Movement, we recognise that TAFISA cannot achieve this alone.
Together, we must move forward to make progress towards the implementation of gender equity policies targeting gender balance at all levels - in leadership, management, administration, coaching, officiating and other areas in sports governing bodies.

Together, we must create a safe, welcoming, and inspiring environment that ensures and values the full involvement of women in every aspect of sport and physical activity.

Together, we call for a strong network and continuous dialogue between leaders and stakeholders working in the field of gender equality and gender equity, to pave the way for future generations of women leaders in Sport for All.





Ensuring Gender Equity is prioritised across the Global Sport for All Movement




Creating pathways for girls and women to increase participation at all levels of sport




Taking leadership to pave the way for future generations of women leaders in Sport for All


Our initiatives

Women Leadership through Sport for All

  • With the support of the UNESCO Participation Programme, TAFISA organised the Women Leadership through Sport for All training in Fiji and the Caribbean. As an interactive mentorship-based training, it focused on the use of Sport for All for gender equity to train a new generation of women Sport for All leaders. 
  • TAFISA and the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5 launched a new initiative the Women Leadership Mentorship Through Sport for All which aims to promote gender equality and provide opportunities for Sport for All and physical activity across the ten countries of Region 5 by training sport managers to deliver Sport for All trainings and programmes in their communities.

Female Leaders of Tomorrow

Through a comprehensive global mobility and mentoring scheme, “Training the female Sport for All leaders of tomorrow” aims to equip and empower a new generation of young European and African women who are working (or volunteering) in Sport for All with the necessary skills, knowledge, experiences and guidance to lead the global Sport for All Movement.

Made to Play Coaching Girls Guide Workshop

As part of TAFISA’s ongoing partnership with Nike Made to Play, TAFISA is rolling out training workshop series for members of the Global Sport for All Movement to discover the Coaching Girls Guide and is inviting key stakeholders to become trainers to distribute the Guide across their own network.

Capacity building

o TAFISA Certified Leadership Courses (CLC) in Sport for All train and qualify national Sport for All leaders around the globe on effective leadership. Learn more...
o Mission 2030 Educational Module (1-day workshops) on Gender Equity provides a clear picture of the current challenges globally, as well as providing information about tools and strategies and good practice examples of gender equality in action.

TAFISA Mission 2030 Workshop Series

The inaugural Mission 2030 Workshop on Gender Equity took place on 8 March in celebration of International Women's Day and was held in partnership with the ITTF Foundation, offering insights on Girls & Women Empowerment in Sport for All. Relieve the Workshop here.

A strong partner - Nike Inc.

As part of TAFISA and Nike, Inc.’s cooperation focusing on “Empowering Women – Building Capacity”, a new training course was launched in 2022. TAFISA launched a global workshop series to train and educate coaches, leaders and managers using the Coaching Girls Guide with the following objectives:

  • improve the quality of sport coaching offered to girls and women;
  • encourage girls and women to train as sport coaches;
  • increase (a) the number of girls who are physically active, (b) women who are trained coaches and (c) women leaders across the Global Sport for All Movement;
  • and establish a network of trainers that that are committed to the principles of the Coaching Girls Guide and dedicated to distributing within their own setting. 

Nike, Inc. is a global leader of the sporting goods industry and a firm believer in the power of sport to move the world. Through various programmes, they are committed to helping kids reach their greatest potential and creating more equal playing fields for all. The Made to Play initiative aims toachieve this goal and TAFISA is working together with Nike, Inc. to make it a reality.

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Safeguarding Guidelines in Sport for All

TAFISA's Safeguarding Guidelines in Sport for All


As part of our ongoing commitment to creating safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments for sport and physical activity, TAFISA has launched its Safeguarding in Sport for All Guidelines. These guidelines, rooted in internationally recognised safeguarding frameworks, aim to establish secure, healthy, and engaging settings for sports and physical activity participation.

Made to Play Coaching Girls Guide

Made to Play Coaching Girls Guide


The Made to Play Coaching Girls Guide equips coaches, leaders and parents/guardians with the necessary tools and resources to recruit and retain girls in sport. Created by Nike and Center for Healing and Justice through Sport, with the support of Youth Sport Trust International, the Guide builds on previous research by Women’s Sport Foundation amongst others. 

Sports Bra Playbook

Sports Bra Playbook


As girls grow through sport, so do their bodies. These changes call for support. The Sports Bra Playbook gives you tools to make sure every kid feels comfortable and confident when they play. It is designed to help adults offer support to girls during puberty and those who may need a sports bra regardless of their gender identity. Throughout, the playbook refer to girls and use the pronouns she/her/hers and they/theirs, but it’s important that coaches use the pronouns that the team member prefers. 

Hijab Product Playbook

Hijab Product Playbook


For girls who choose to wear it, the hijab is a source of strength and power, on and off the field. The Hijab Playbook can help you empower girls to feel, and play, their absolute best. This guide will help you give hijab-wearing athletes – and their teammates – the information and support they need to keep playing.

EU HLG on Gender Equality in Sport

Recommendations and action plan from the High Level Group on Gender Equality in sport(2022)


The High-Level Group on Gender Equality in Sport has put forward an action plan and recommendations for the European Commission, EU Member States, national and international sports bodies and grassroots organisations to achieve a more equitable gender balance in sport. To ensure a long- term impact, measures should have a strong focus on the local level. 

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ALL IN: Towards gender balance in sport

ALL IN: Towards gender balance in sport (2018-2019)


"ALL IN: Towards gender balance in sport" is a European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (COE) joint project (1 March 2018-31 October 2019). Its aim is to provide support to public authorities and sport organisations when designing and implementing policies and programmes addressing gender inequalities in sport, and when adopting a gender mainstreaming strategy.