WFDF’s Women in Sport Commission celebrates International Women’s Day with a social media campaign

In News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

In honor of International Women’s Day, the World Flying Disc Federation’s Women in Sport Commission are showing off what they can do with a disc — and they want to see what you can do, too!

Members of the Commission created videos, shared on Instagram, to raise awareness of International Women’s Day and share the joy of Flying Disc sports with the world.

The Commission invites you to join them and challenge three of your friends to do the same by creating your own videos and sharing them with the Commission on Instagram by tagging @womeninsport_wfdf

Caz Malone, WFDF Women in Sport Commission Chair said: “Among the challenges that women and girls face in sport globally, is a lack of attention, promotion and media coverage. WFDF pays special attention to making sure to push for balanced gender representation, and this display is a fun way to celebrate members of the disc community by showing what women can do with a disc.”

WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch added “The pursuit of gender equality in flying disc sport – in elite competition, in casual play, and in our governance structures – is a key strategic priority for WFDF and we are excited to participate in this global celebration across the global frisbee community!”

International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The IWD 2021 campaign theme is Choose to Challenge, a call to action to show solidarity and support by committing to calling out inequality.

The Women in Sport Commission is tasked with advising the WFDF Board of Directors on the development of policies related to promoting women in sport, coordinating efforts to increase participation of women in Flying Disc sports globally, and developing ideas and initiatives to promote the role of women in Flying Disc sports.

Members of WFDF’s Commission represent all of the Flying Disc disciplines and come from 14 countries across Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

The Women in Sport Commission has released the first edition of a Gender Equity Toolkit, to help provide strategies, practical ideas and checklists for a more inclusive environment. It is being translated into at least six languages, to ensure globally understanding and benefit, and can be found at:

https://wfdf.sport/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/wfdf_-_gender_equity_toolkit_-_v2020.08.14_final_version.pdf