Representative Aya Madani, a member of the House of Representatives representing the Coordination of Youth Parties and Politicians, submitted a proposal to specify the representation percentages of women and people with disabilities on the boards of directors of sports bodies in line with the state’s strategy to ensure equitable portrayal of women and people with disabilities and their integration into society.

Madani had submitted a bill to amend some provisions of Sports Law No. 71 of 2017 in line with the Egyptian state’s strategy and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s encouragement to support and ensure the representation of women and people with disabilities and their integration into society.

She stressed the necessity for the board of directors to include representation of women and people with disabilities, especially since most sports bodies participate in local and international competitions for women without representation on boards of directors.

She indicated that this promotes the direction of the International Olympic Committee and its agenda 2020 + 5 towards increasing women’s representation in the boards of directors of international federations and committees of the International Olympic Committee, and also the international agreements signed by Egypt concerning people with disabilities.

This came during the first hearings held by the Youth and Sports Committee in the House of Representatives, to discuss amending some provisions of the Sports Law issued by Law No. 71 of 2017, in the presence of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, the Egyptian Paralympic Committee, experts and professors in the faculties of physical education.

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