The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is proud to announce that WFDF has published the WFDF Gender Equity Toolkit in its first edition. The WFDF Gender Equity Toolkit was commissioned by the WFDF Women in Sport Commission and funded by the WFDF Development Program supported by IOC funding. Alicia Lui was lead author for the project.
“Gender equity – the process of giving fair treatment to all individuals based on their needs, interests, experiences, irrespective of gender – is crucial to ensure everyone can participate and enjoy Disc Sports fully around the world,” stated WFDF Women in Sport Commission chair Caroline “Caz” Malone. “The WFDF Tournament Directors Toolkit (“TDT”) provides Tournament Organizing Committees (“TOCs”) with information about gender equity, along with practical ideas to stage events that are more gender equitable. There are also strategies that everyone in the community can use to achieve better gender balance, as well as handy checklists, and a quiz at the end.”
“WFDF’s Strategic Plan 2019-2024 sets the achievement of more gender equity as a top priority goal,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch during the presentation of the Toolkit to the WFDF Congress 2020. “Improving gender equity in Flying Disc Sports will take time and patience. Taking a step-by-step process to specifically define what gender equity means and initiating conversations about it within our community, and, then, implementing a deliberate and actionable strategy to promote it, should set us on the path to more fully achieving our goal.”
The WFDF Gender Equity Toolkit can be found here.