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FIH on track with IOC targets for women
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In light of the International Olympic Committees increasing emphasis on establishing more equality for men and women among the worlds sports administration bodies even setting specific targets the FIH recently made an assessment of its own standing in this area.

An analysis was made of the representation of women in the FIH and its affiliated bodies, and was sub-divided into a number of categories FIH decision making bodies (ie. Council, Executive Board, Committees), Technical status (coaches and umpires), National Associations, Continental Federations and FIH office staff.

The results of the FIH situation shows that in most categories, the FIH exceeds the prescribed 20% target of female representation the IOC has set to be achieved by the end of 2005.

The IOC has been taking steps to develop womens participation in the decision-structures of the Olympic Movement. The first step on the way to the 20% bench mark is a target of 10% female representation by the end of 2000. The IOC has also established a Women and Sport Working group whose responsibility it is to encourage sports bodies to meet the IOC goals.

The FIH is keeping its finger on the pulse of these activities through Executive Board member, Dr. Sue Neill of Canada, who is a member of the International Working Group on Women and Sport. Dr. Neill attended the Working Groups first World Congress on Women and Sport held in 1994 in Brighton. It is expected she will attend the 1998 Congress, set for May in Namibia.

Full statistical details on women in the FIH can be found below.

Facts and figures - Women in the FIH

Decision-making bodies

Figures accurate as of 1 Sept. 1997.

Total available positions

Number of Women

% of Women

Presidium (President, Sec. General & Treasurer)

3

1

33.3

Vice Presidents

7

2

28

Council

40

11

27.5

Executive Board

10

3

30

Hockey Rules Board

14

4

28

Competitions

19

4

21

Umpiring

12

3

25

Equipment

11

2

18

Medical

13

3

23

Development and Coaching

18

5

28

Marketing/Promotion

10

2

20

Rules Advisory Panel

11

2

18

Total

168

42

25

Note: Some individuals may hold more than one position.

Technical Status

FIH Coaches as of Nov. 1997

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FIH Coaches

40

5

12.5

FIH Grade 1

24

2

8.3

FIH Master Coach

13

1

7.6

Total List

77

8

10.38

Umpires as of Nov. 1997

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Nov. 97 International UMP

334

111

33.23

Nov. 97 Grade One

220

69

31.36

Nov. 97 Olympic/WC

54

14

25.92

Total List

608

194

31.9

Affiliated National Associations

Presidents-All

120

10

8.3

Presidents-Women Only

7

7

100

Presidents-Only Mixed

113

3

2.7

Continental Federations

Presidents

5

0

0

General Secretaries

5

2

40

Office Staff

FIH Management Staff

5

2

40

Total FIH Staff

8

5

62.5