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Recommends To The Government To Take Measures To Combat Discrimination Between Women And Men In Sports Competitions.

Original Language Title: Recomenda ao Governo a tomada de medidas de combate às discriminações entre mulheres e homens nas competições desportivas.

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Sports practice by women and girls finds, in our country, various obstacles

on the paths of equality. Discrimination persistently, whether in access to practice

sports, both in competitions and in the various modalities where there are still many

inequalities, between women and men.

Such discrimination has been fermented, since soon, the constitutional principle of equality,

Plasmed in Article 13 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, which states that

all citizens are equal before the law and that no one can be harmed in reason

of sex.

Add to that the Law on Bases of Physical Activity and Sport (Law No. 5/2007, 16

of January) determines, in its Article 2, the principles of universality and equality,

predicting that " physical activity and sport should contribute to the promotion of

a balanced and non-discriminatory situation between men and women. ".

Being the equality between women and men one of the fundamental tasks of the state, is

also an unequivocal responsibility of the Central and Local Administration and all

the public entities.

Also the III National Plan for Equality, published by the Council Resolution

of Ministers No. 82/2007 of June 22 binds the public entities and all the

persons who ensure the public service to the performance of such desiderata,

in particular through the measure H of section 1.2 where the obligation of

" ensure that subsidies, premiums, as well as other distinctions awarded or supported

by public entities or by public, national or community funds,

safeguard the perspective of Gender Equality ", even to include in the

measure D of point 2.7. the decrease in gender gap in the sports awards.

However, this was not the case of the Estoril Open event, whose monetary premium table

assigned to the men's and women's tournaments demonstrates an unwarranted disparity and

unjustifiable. For example, the monetary prize for the 1 th graded female (37,000

dollars) corresponds to less than 30% of the amount allotted for the winners of this

tournament, in which the 1-rated male raises 72,150 €.

From the letter of the law to reality, discriminations between women and men in sport are

as unfair as they are unacceptable. No justification is found for the

prizes are different and, much less, so blatantly disparate by the simple fact

of the athlete being male or female.

Thus, in the applicable legal and regimental terms, the Deputies undersigned

present the following Draft Resolution:

The Assembly of the Republic recommends to the Government that:

-Adopt all necessary measures for the elimination of inequalities in premiums

sports (gender gap);

-Notably ensuring, at the level of public support for sports competitions, the

respect for the legislation in force and the objective of promoting equality between

women and men.

Assembly of the Republic, June 16, 2010.

The Deputies and the Deputies,