International Hockey Federation approves reviewed gender equality policy

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has today approved the reviewed FIH gender equality policy, under the chairmanship of FIH president Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra.

The review had been conducted by the FIH women in sports committee, and highlighted the need for a gender-equal representation in the sport, both on the field and off. It also stressed the need to implement gender balance across all hockey institutions (FIH, continental federations and national associations).

Making a start towards improvements, the FIH will be holding a number of webinars to promote gender equality, with the first one planned in November.

Furthermore, the EB approved the applications of Gambia, Saudi Arabia and Timor-Leste as provisional FIH members. The applications of these three countries to become full FIH members will be submitted to the next FIH congress in May 2021.

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