Women's Baseball Development Commission

Women's Baseball Commission

The role of the Women's Baseball Development Commission is to advise the WBSC on the policy to deploy in the area of promoting women in Baseball.

The Olympic Charter was amended to include, for the first time in history, an explicit reference to the need for work in this area: "The IOC encourages and supports the promotion of women in sport at all levels and in all structures, with a view to implementing the principle of equality of men and women."

Rule 2, paragraph 7, Olympic Charter in force as from 07.07.2007.

In 1991, it was decided that any new sport seeking to be included in the Olympic program had to include women’s events.

Commission's Key Objectives:

  • Increase the number of women competing and countries bringing women to a higher level of competition;
  • Increase the number of women coaching, officiating and administrating sports;
  • Increase sport's opportunities for girls and women with disabilities at local, national and international levels;
  • Increase representation by women in all IPC decision-making structures.

Key Initiatives:

  • To establish women's network;
  • To conduct leadership training;
  • To develop tool kit on sports participation for girls and women;
  • To promote research to understand the benefits and barriers to participation;
  • To connect with the broader women and sport movement.