where we stand
We work hard to build support for a fairer, more equitable global sporting ecosystem, one that caters to everyone, regardless of who someone is, where they might come from, or what their background might be.
This page will help you understand how we define our mission and find out where we stand on important and topical issues relating to equality, diversity and equal opportunity in global sport.
what is equality?
Achieving equality is a broad strategic goal for many groups and organisations in and out of sport who are working to address systemic and structural inequities.
When we talk about equality at equitysport, we are referring to:
Autonomy refers to personal choice and agency, self-determination, and the freedom and capacity to make choices for yourself and your community in and through sport.
Representation encompasses the right of all people to participate in sport, have a voice, feel empowered and influence how sport is organised; and to have accountability from those in positions of power.
Dignity in and through sport sees everyone treated with respect through non-hierarchical relationships based on common purpose, care and love.
Inclusion is best described as the valuing and celebration of difference within the global sporting ecosystem.
Social justice in the context of sport encompasses a balanced distribution of resources, facilities, opportunities and equitable access to funding.
... but, wait, you're called equitysport
The difference between equality and equity matters!
Although both promote fairness, equality seeks to treat everyone the same, regardless of their needs; while equity seeks to treat people differently depending on their needs. Equity seeks to provide proportionate levels of support to different people and difference communities to counteract the inequities that are built into the systems and structures that govern sport and largely determine our access to opportunities.
Put simply, if equality is the end goal, equity is the means to get there; so our name, equitysport, is a nod in recognition that we haven't achieved equality yet, and that we still have work to do!
our positions & statements
Our positions on both broad and specific issues are based first and foremost on the belief that all people are born equal in status and rights, in and out of sport. Within sport, we contend that equal rights, status and equal access to individual fulfilment are fundamental to any contemporary notion of sport existing for the common good.
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