15 per cent of women working in football have experienced sexual harassment.
24 per cent have personally suffered bullying.
61 per cent have witnessed sexism.
This is the world of females working in football, according to a survey by Women in Football (WiF), publish on International Women’s day. The organisation has asked 505 women working in football in Great Britain; players, doctors, physios, lawyers, agents and the answers are shocking:
“WiF urgently calls on the governing bodies of the game to work together to bring football into the 21st century and make it a safe, welcoming and progressive industry for all women to work in,” a spokesperson for WiF said and continued:
“The message is loud and clear: still not enough is being done to support women employed in the football sector, or protect from discrimination and abuse.”
Read the survey here.
The survey is conducted by Professor Sue Bridgewater from Liverpool University.
WiF is a network of over 1,500 professional women working in and around the football industry. WiF aims to improve women’s representation at all levels of the game.