Marie-José Pérec: a French legend of track and field

Marie-José Pérec, born in 1968 in Guadeloupe, is a French athletics legend, renowned nationally and internationally.    At 16, she moved to Paris where her talents were quickly recognized, leading her to represent France in the 1988 Olympics Her breakthrough came in 1991 when she became the World Champion in the 400 m, setting the…

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Engaging men and challenging harmful masculinities in sports 

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In a sports ecosystem largely dominated by men, especially in leadership positions, masculinity is strongly embedded in the overall discourse and can present a major barrier to gender equality. As SUPPORTER partners – sports higher education institutions – are developing intersectional Gender Equality Plans (GEPs), encouraging their institutions to embrace all gender identities, we take…

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Defining the 4IGEPs: The four essential terms for transformative gender equality plans. 

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In sports higher education institutions, achieving gender equality is not just a goal but a necessity. Gender equality plans are crucial to triggering a transformative, institutional inclusive and sustainable change to sports. However, lack of explicit definitions sometimes hinders progress, leaving individuals and organisations without clear understanding and precise guidance. To address that, our team…

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How to handle informal complaints about gender-based violence? 

SUPPORTER partners are developing comprehensive Gender Equality Plans (GEPs), explicitly tackling gender-based violence and sexual harassment. While institutional policies and GEPs can effectively outline procedures for addressing formal complaints, a side challenge remains in effectively handling informal complaints.   This blog highlights strategies to address informal complaints about gender-based violence shared during a recent webinar…

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A mapping of training materials and tools for institutional change towards gender equality

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SUPPORTER has finalised a mapping of training materials and tools developed by EC-funded projects implementing institutional change towards gender equality, with a specific focus on training related to gender-based violence. This mapping was performed as a means of inspiration for the development of SUPPORTER’s training scheme.  The review incorporates training and tools from 11 distinct…

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Sport as a high-risk arena: Key problems within sports higher education and institutions

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In SUPPORTER’s deliverable on Inclusive Gender+ Equality Policy and Practice in Sports Higher Education Institutions, partners from ORU provide a literature review identifying the state-of-the art on gender+ equality, gender-based violence and sports education institutions, and identifies key problems. Download the deliverable Key problems within sports education and institutions: While sports have historically championed ethical…

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#NoExcuse for Eliminating Violence against Women

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2023, sister projects AGRIPGEP, BUDGET-IT, NEXUS, and SUPPORTER , all funded by the European Union to develop innovative gender equality plans, are joining forces to raise awareness on gender-based violence. Leveraging the glossary recently developed by the UniSAFE project, the campaign…

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New SUPPORTER deliverable: Inclusive gender equality policy and practice!  

SUPPORTER has released its first deliverable aiming to outline the theoretical foundation of the project and to set the baseline of best policy and practices related to the implementation of gender equality and gender equality plans in sports higher education and universities. Download the deliverable First, the deliverable explores the research field itself and how…

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