Active women – How the MENA region is working to build participation among women

James Stibbs and Omarie Mears

This case study outlines the disparity between representation of men and women in sport in Qatar across various levels. It outlines the variety of benefits to society and individuals of increasing the participation of women in sport and the barriers to achieving growth. It describes the structures in place in Qatar which have progressed the case of more equitable participation and which may do so in the future. Finally, it looks at how gender mainstreaming can be used as a tool to make bigger steps towards equality in this area.