Women in Sports
On August 14, 2009,
the State resolved to provide an answer for
equality with the signing of
Republic Act 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Women.
In the said law, women’s rights on sports are underscored through Section 14 indicating the State’s responsibility to “develop, establish, and strengthen programs for the participation of women and girl-children in competitive and noncompetitive sports.” The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), as the sole sports institution mandated to implement sports policies and programs, has been fulfilling this through the Gender and Development (GAD) Program.
The PSC’s GAD program covers a number of projects catering to different sectors where women are active members of. Anchored on the idea that sports is a level platform for the realization of talent and potential regardless of gender, age, beliefs, class, Women in Sports (WIS) strives to integrate women into different fields of sports.