International Women’s Day (IWD) is a worldwide event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is run annually on the 8th of March and the aim of celebrating it is to inspire for changes. This day is all about making a difference by taking concrete action to help determine change. Every small activity can have an influence on how quickly gender parity will be achieved and only by launching new initiatives and raising awareness of women’s achievements we can hope for progress. 

#IWD2020 - Each for Equal

Read: An equal world is an enabled world: Happy International Women´s Day 2020 

#IWD2019 - Balance for Better

Read: International Women´s Day - #BalanceforBetter 

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`Women in Badminton´ is an initiative created in 2010 to assist the ongoing Badminton Europe (BEC) projects with the focus of increasing female participation in these projects and in different badminton activities around Europe.

This initiative includes a ´Women in Badminton Commission´ (est. 2015) which is formed by a group of commission members and chaired by one of the BEC´s Directors. The Commission´s main task is to discuss and produce ideas on how to strengthen and establish more female participation in the European badminton community. In January 2019, this commission changed its name from `Women in Badminton´ to `Gender Equity´.

Below is the list of ongoing projects under the Gender Equity Commission.

  • Women in Badminton Scholarships
  • BEC Badminton for Women Award

For more information please contact:

Tania Teoh, BEC Development & High Performance Manager