Join us for an early evening conversation with athlete rights advocate and CEO of the Global Observatory for Gender Equality & Sport, Dr Payoshni Mitra
Dr. Payoshni Mitra is CEO for The Global Observatory for Gender Equality & Sport in Lausanne. She is a gender and sport scholar, a prominent athlete rights advocate, and a leading campaigner in the abolition of sex testing policies in women’s sport. She has more than a decade-long experience of working closely with women athletes across Asia and Africa to enable them to address human rights violations in sports. Her advocacy work on inclusion and non- discrimination in sport has influenced important social, institutional, and structural changes on an international scale.
Dr Mitra will be in conversation with Lou Englefield, a founding Director of Pride Sports, a UK LGBTIQ+ sports development and inclusion organisation. Lou has been a leading voice on LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport & physical activity for more than 15 years. She directs the international Football v Homophobia campaign, is Vice Chair of the FARE Network and is Co-Chair of Pride House International. Lou presents and speaks on issues of LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport and physical activity globally and has ensured that Pride Sports has become a leading authority on LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport and physical activity, at the forefront of insight, policy and practice.