Gender and Sport in Local Government

Local governments play a key role in closing the gender gap and promoting gender equity in community sports and recreation activities.

Here are a few resources developed by local governments in Victoria and from the State level across Australia.

 A Gender Lens for Leisure, developed by Knox City Council, Maroondah City Council, Yarra Ranges Council, 2014

Moreland Active Women and Girls Volume 4: Strategy (2009-2013), Moreland City Council, 2009

Fact sheet #7 Sport and Recreation, from Municipal Association of Victoria’s Ten ways local government can advance gender equity, July 2012

Start Playing Stay Playing– A summary of the evidence and communities of interest insights into women’s and girl’s participation in sport and active recreation, State of Queensland, 2013

The Women and Girls Sport and Recreation Principles and Checklist –Developed in response to Start Playing Stay Playing report recommendations, State of Queensland, 2013

Women and Physical ActivityGender impact assessment, Women’s Health Victoria, 2010

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