The Montenegrin Olympic Committee (MOC) has become the latest signatory of the IWG’s Brighton plus Helsinki Declaration, cementing their commitment to creating more opportunities for women and girls to participate in sport at all levels.
The Brighton Plus Helsinki Declaration was created in 1994 and consists of 10 Principles which form an international treaty to support organisations in developing a culture that enables and values women within sport.
The Declaration was signed on Wednesday 4th October by the MOC President, Mr. Dušan Simonović, during the European Olympic Committee (EOC) General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, and complements the on-going work of the MOC in pushing towards gender equality within their country.
Amongst their areas of focus, the ‘Women, Sport and Governance’ project aims to promote structural change within the country by understanding the existing cultural barriers and encouraging sports to create sustainable change in order to increase female representation in sports leadership and decision-making positions. On the performance side of sport, the ‘EmpowerHER’ educational workshops address the unique needs for female athletes to create an environment which supports long-term health and success.