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Under the leadership of the member of Croatian Olympic Committee and President of the Commission on women in sports, Morana Palikovic Gruden, in Opatija was held the 4th seminary of the Network for Women, Female coordinators in sports.



Opatija, 22 November 2011 - Under the leadership of the member of Croatian Olympic Committee and President of the Commission on women in sports, Morana Palikovic Gruden, in Opatija was held the 4th seminary of the Network for Women, Female coordinators in sports.
Female coordinators in sports, all of them with rich playing, organizational, administrative or management experience in the sports, more than 60 from the national sports federations, county sports communities and the Zagreb Sports Association, openly spoke about issues which, in their opinion, profoundly hinder the balance of sports activities in Croatia.
However, some development was achieved, what also confirms the fact that in national policy on gender equality (2011 - 2015) the proposal to regulate this issue was defined for the first time. Helena Stimac Radin, head of the Croatian Government Office on Gender Equality, spoke about this issue, emphasizing that the balance of gender representation in any branch, as well as in sports, is a condition for advancement of Croatian society as a whole.
The female coordinators drafted their positions through the following conclusions leading towards :
a) keeping the national statistics on women in sports
b) the obligations of electing at least 30 percent of women in managerial positions
by the end of year 2012, and 40 by 2015.
c) the policy of the right to use the sports infrastructure and planning of quality content
d) raising the awareness of non-violent speech and behavior within the sports
e) projections of planned and balanced professional development, training and employment in sports.