FIFA sanction Argentina, Brazil and Mexico over fans’ homophobia

FIFA sanction Argentina, Brazil and Mexico over fans’ homophobia

The three Football Federations had previously been sanctioned by the world football governing body over similar incidents

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AFC recognise Japanese Rising Sun flag as discriminatory

AFC recognise Japanese Rising Sun flag as discriminatory

In an unprecedented move the Asian Football Confederation has taken action over the display of a Japanese wartime flag widely viewed as discriminatory

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Austin da Luz, and other US players, Playing for Pride in 2017

Austin da Luz, and other US players, Playing for Pride in 2017

The cause will help raise awareness for equal rights for the LGBTQ community and donate funds to the Human Rights Campaign

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International Olympic Committee promise 50-50 gender equality at Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee promise 50-50 gender equality at Tokyo 2020

The IOC have promised to ensure full gender equality on a 50-50 basis at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan

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First national conference on women’s football held in Argentina

First national conference on women’s football held in Argentina

The conference was organised to exchange experiences and perspectives around women’s football to advance the sport in the country

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Danish football takes stand to combat homophobia

Danish football takes stand to combat homophobia

The new campaign, launched on 21 April, will run for sixth months and will include actions in stadiums and at Pride days

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL publish innovative manual on female coaching

DISCOVER FOOTBALL publish innovative manual on female coaching

It includes background information on coaching as well as ideas on how to deal with challenges such as the lack of financial support

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Clubs celebrate refugee footballers in Amnesty UK initiative

Clubs celebrate refugee footballers in Amnesty UK initiative

A weekend of activities will mark the 80th anniversary of the arrival of some of the first refugees to play professional football in the UK

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Registrations open for Mondiali Antirazzisti

Registrations open for Mondiali Antirazzisti

Teams wishing to take part in the Mondiali Antirazzisti can now register online

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#BeAGameChanger awards highlight inspirational women’s sport stories

#BeAGameChanger awards highlight inspirational women’s sport stories

The public vote will run from 18 April to 1 May

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International leaders converge in Miami for World OutGames Human Rights conference

International leaders converge in Miami for World OutGames Human Rights conference

World OutGames is a 10-day event involving over 450 activities in sport, culture and Human Rights

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Portuguese university offers course to build capacity of professionals working with refugees

Portuguese university offers course to build capacity of professionals working with refugees

Students will develop competences in areas including diversity and innovation, education and development, health and development, and culture and identity

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Les Dégommeuses tournament to show support for refugees

Les Dégommeuses tournament to show support for refugees

The tournament is set to follow the success of last year’s Foot For Freedom festival and celebrate game as a tool for inclusion

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New gender equality plan launched for clubs in Rosario

New gender equality plan launched for clubs in Rosario

‘Clubes por la Igualdad’ proposes a collaborative work between the clubs of the city to address stereotypes around gender roles

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Botswana to host conference on women and sport

Botswana to host conference on women and sport

IWG’s World Conference is a platform of reflection that gives the world of women and sport an opportunity to discuss issues affecting them

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Roma athletes have a proud tradition

Roma athletes have a proud tradition

On International Roma Day, the Fare network celebrated Roma culture and the contribution Roma athletes make to sport

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UEFA President champions social fairplay in Helsinki

UEFA President champions social fairplay in Helsinki

First time at senior level, sexism and homophobia were mentioned as issues to be tackled

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Glasgow City women’s team unveil new kit with role model statement

Glasgow City women’s team unveil new kit with role model statement

The lack of media coverage of women’s sport has been highlighted in a message on a new away kit for Glasgow City women’s team.

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Sporting clubs in Canberra encouraged to embrace intersex and transgender people

Sporting clubs in Canberra encouraged to embrace intersex and transgender people

The event comes after the launch of a new guide to help organisations that may be grappling with gender issues

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Barcelona city council to fly Romani flag for the first time in history

Barcelona city council to fly Romani flag for the first time in history

“These actions are a way of starting to pay the huge debt we have with the Roma people.” said Jaume Asens, Mayor of Barcelona

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Pioneering conference to power on women’s football in Russia

Pioneering conference to power on women’s football in Russia

Leading experts on women’s football will look at opportunities to develop the game

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL ‘Women’s Football in South East and East Asia’ conference kicks-off

DISCOVER FOOTBALL ‘Women’s Football in South East and East Asia’ conference kicks-off

Participants include representatives of the Papua New Guinea, Lao, Bhutan and Tonga Football Association and experts from FIFA and FIFPRO

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English group Women In Football urges FA to “educate” managers after David Moyes “slap” threat

English group Women In Football urges FA to “educate” managers after David Moyes “slap” threat

“We are deeply disappointed and concerned by the threatening language used” said a WIF statement

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