|FIH on track with IOC targets for women|
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
Note: Some individuals may hold more than one position.
Affiliated National Associations