Using Gender Equity as a Tool to Combat Gender-Based Violence in Sport

What is gender-based violence? 

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is “Violence that is committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender” and can include sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abused, neglect, discrimination or harassment. 

Canadian Women & Sport has partnered with E-Alliance to understand the relationship between gender equity and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in sport. Although research has not investigated the explicit relationship between gender equity and GBV in sport, research outside of sport reveals two perspectives – women as change agents and the power paradox. This infographic analyzes the factors in organizations and sport that may facilitate GBV and how gender equity and more women leading with supportive organization conditions may reduce GBV including key ideas to implement. 

Learn ways to reduce gender-based violence through gender equity in our new tool.