About the Brighton Declaration
In May 1994, the “1st World Conference on Women and Sport” was held in Brighton, UK. It was the first international conference on women and sport where a total of 280 delegates who expertise in sport policy assembled from many different countries. In this Conference, the “Brighton Declaration” was adopted which called for an increase in the involvement of women in sport at all levels and in all functions and roles. The Declaration proposes guiding principles for action plans.
The Japanese Olympic Committee signed the declaration at the “Asian Conference on Women and Sport” in 2001. Kumamoto Prefecture and Kumamoto City signed it for the first time as a local government in 2006.
Scope and Aims of the Declaration
- Equality in Society and Sport
- School and Junior Sport
- Developing Participation
- High Performance Sport
- Leadership in Sport
- Education, Training and Development
- Sport Information and Research
- Domestic and International Cooperation
The Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women & Sport
At the “6th World Conference on Women and Sport held in Helsinki, Finland, June 12-14, 2014, the “Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport”, the resolution from the 1st Conference, was revised and updated to the Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women & Sport includes a proposal to meet a goal of 40 % minimum representation of women in decision-making positions by 2020 was adopted.