Helping Girls and Women Win

I’m a former basketball player and high school hall of famer, but I never wondered why the majority of coaches and referees were all men until my own daughters were playing the game.

How Girl Power is Fueling an Evolution in Women’s Wrestling

WWE’s first all-female pay-per-view event, “Evolution,” felt miles away from an all-too-common refrain: “I can’t wrestle her. She’s a girl!” 

Celebrating Inspiring Women in Sports (and the Girls Looking Up to Them, Too)

Student athletes could hardly contain their excitement walking alongside the first female coach of a NFL team, WNBA players and Olympic medalists at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 39th annual champion-packed gala in New York City.

Beyond Nassar: Olympic Gymnasts are Demanding Culture Change

As USA Gymnastics looks to place a new CEO and president, survivors and former team members Tasha and Jordan Schwikert are demanding the organization finally commits to changing course.

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Giving Athletes Time to Get Invested

Preventing sexual violence—and talking to athletes about how they can be part of solutions—requires more time than just a locker room pep talk. At the University of Kansas, we’re finally getting more of their time.

We Heart: Serena Williams, “The One to Beat”

At a Wimbledon press conference on Friday, The Telegraph’s Jamie Johnson asked legendary tennis player and Olympic medalist Serena Williams how she handles being “the one to beat” on the court. In response, Williams did something women often don’t: she acknowledged her achievements and didn’t shy away from celebrating her own success. “I’m glad someone admitted that,” Williams […]

Men Will Be Men in Russia: The Misogyny of the 2018 World Cup

There’s still one group sports fans attending the World Cup can target with impunity: women reporting on and attending it.

Fighting for an End to Sex Testing in Sports

Olympic medalist Caster Semenya is fighting a new policy requiring sex testing of female athletes—and women’s rights organizations from around the world are standing with her in solidarity.

Women Protested Iran’s Stadium Ban During the World Cup

Women have been banned from watching soccer in stadiums in Iran since 1980, but this year, they fought back at—and snuck into—the World Cup games.

Safer Sports, Safer Girls

In the midst of the #MeToo movement and in the wake of gymnastic doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse trial, Congress members of both parties vote to protect young athletes.

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