Aware of the difficulty and complexity of issues that women generally face in the society, and especially their place, position and role in sports, and accepting the IOC initiative to secure equality for women in all the areas of work, activities and office holding in sports, the Croatian Olympic Committee Council founded the Commission on Care for Women in Sport on December 19, 1996 (since 2015 the Gender Equality in Sport Commission).
Until 2000, it was led by former handball player, Olympian and eminent COC Council member Katica Ileš. The Commission's Program is raising awareness of the role of women in sports, encouraging research on women in sports, especially from a medical, sociological, educational, economic and social point of view, encouraging the inclusion of women in decision-making processes and public media to cover these and other important issues regarding the work of women in sports. In June 2006, the Croatian Olympic Committee started a national project on specialized training for women uponthe proposal by the Commission on Care for Women in Sport, led by the COC Council member Morana Palikovic Gruden. In 2007, it has established a network of female coordinators in counties and national sports federations, in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport. In November 2015, as the permanent working body of the Council, the Commission changes its name into Gender Equality in Sport Commission.
In the mandate from 2012 to 2016, the members of the Commission on Care for Women in Sport (since November 2015 the Gender Equality in Sport Commission):
President: Morana Paliković Gruden
Members: Ratko Cvetnić, Danira Bilić, Branka Matković, Jasna Višnjević, Mirna Rajle Brođanac, Nada Senčar, Sanda Čorak, Linda Antić Mrdalj - Secretary: Gordana Borko (Croatian Olympic Committee)
In the mandate from 2008 to 2012, the members of the Commission on Care for Women in Sport are:
President: Morana Palikovic-Gruden,
Members: Ratko Cvetnić, Danira Bilić, Branka Matković, Ana Sršen, Jasna Višnjević, Maja Inđić, Ana Kera, Mirna Zidarić, Mirna Rajle Brođanac,Saša Ceraj. Commission Secretary: Gordana Borko (Croatian Olympic Committee),