The Gender Equity & Diversity Commission seeks to strengthen diversity and balanced representation in badminton through the creation of policies, practices and organisational climates that foster the active involvement of women and other under-represented groups across all areas of badminton – on and off the field of play. The Commission provides advice to the Council on policy development.
From 2010 – 2017, the BWF has focused on initiatives for “women in badminton” which has led to a greater awareness of the need to provide opportunities for women at all levels of badminton. However, a broader focus on “gender equity and diversity” helps BWF better integrate concrete actions into everything BWF does.
Representation on Council
In December 2011, the BWF Council endorsed the goal of achieving an increasing percent of women’s representation on the BWF Council. Currently women make up 36 percent of the membership of the BWF Council.
Sharon Springer – [email protected]