UncategorisedShaikha Hayat named IOC panel member

September 11, 20195

Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and chairwoman of women’s sport committee Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa was appointed new member of the International Olympic Committee’s Women in Sport Commission.
Shaikha Hayat, who had been a member of the IOC Athletes Entourage Commission for two consecutive terms, has now been named the newest member of the Women in Sport Commission, which considers the expertise, gender balance and continental representation of the member.
The role of the Women in Sport Commission is to advise the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President on the development and implementation of the IOC women and sport policy and to promote equal opportunities for girls and women to participate in, and benefit from sport and physical activity.
Shaikha Hayat joined 32 other members who make up the new panel for the next term, with Lydia Nsekera of Burundi heading the commission as chairwoman, while Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan is the vice-chairman.
BOC secretary general Mohammed Al Nusuf, meanwhile, has extended his congratulations to Shaikha Hayat on her appointment, which he attributed to the efforts of BOC l, led by Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, in supporting I’m on women’s sports and empowering women in the administrative field, and claim international posts.
Among the responsibilities of the commission is to advise on the development and implementation of an IOC women in sport strategy, and advocacy for increased participation of women athletes in the Olympic programme and in leadership positions in the Olympic Movement, promoting the rights and well-being of women and girls in and through sport and greater access to sport for girls and women.
It recognizes the achievements of individuals and organisations promoting women in and through sport, including through the Women and Sport Award, develop and disseminate IOC’s position on women and sport issues, and monitoring and regularly reporting on the progress of the Olympic Movement in meeting gender equality, and promote the use of sport as a tool for gender equality and empowerment and raising awareness of harassment and abuse in sport.
It also seeks to support the development of women’s skills in management and leadership within the Olympic Movement, including through training, seminars, workshops and mentoring, besides supporting local projects benefiting girls and women, including through providing grants for IOC women and sport awardees to implement identified projects.


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