EXTRA: Handbollsvärlden röstade för ännu mer jämställdhet

Det internationella handbollsförbundet röstade idag igenom en motion som kräver att bägge könen ska vara representerade i alla IHF:s kommittéer och styrelser.

ANNONS

Det är en smått historisk dag för handbollen. Sporten, som alla redan ses som en av de mest jämställda, tog idag ytterligare ett kliv framåt i utvecklingen. På lördagens kongress i Turkiet röstades nämligen ett förslag från Norges handbollsförbund igenom med siffrorna:

Ja: 97
Nej: 23
Avstod: 3

Förslaget löd, kort och gott:

”In any IHF body, both genders shall be represented.”

Norges handbollsförbund motiverade förslaget såhär:

”The intention of the motion is to follow up EHFs declared ambition of promoting gender equality in handball.

The organization should continue to integrate female representatives in their structures, and empower female leadership, as well as to encourage the stakeholders to follow.

Based on the fact that females constitute more than 50-70 % of the members in most handball federations, we will argue that females are highly underrepresented in the international handball bodies.

We acknowledge it should be highly respected that methods for the implementation of gender equality may vary considerable between differing cultures and nationalities.

Accordingly, the Norwegian Handball Federation would only consider positive incentives as a method to increase the gender balance in the international perspective.

As we stated in 2013, we still believe that rather courageous incentives are necessary to obtain progression towards the goals we are striving for. And we will also argue that although perfect or ideal steps arenot identified, we should be willing to implement and test conditions that in fact may stimulate to change.

Reference is also made to the 2016 EHF Congress, which decided to implement gender equality as principle for all EHF elections and appointments.

We hereby submit a motion aiming towards gender equality in all IHF bodies.The motion shall be valid from the next Congress were elections takes part.

The assessment of where to correct place the new article in the Statutes of the IHF, we leave to the IHF to decide.”

Det här betyder alltså att det framöver kommer finnas både män och kvinnor i alla kommittéer och styrelser inom IHF.

LÄMNA ETT SVAR

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here