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Madeleine Pape

Australian Olympian & IOC Inclusion Specialist
Switzerland

Madeleine Pape (PhD, OLY) is a gender and inclusion specialist at the International Olympic Committee, where she is leading the work to roll out the IOC’s Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations. Dr. Pape is a former 800m runner who represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2009 World Championships. Since competing against Caster Semenya in 2009, she has participated in public discussion and published extensively on the topic of inclusion in women’s sport. Dr. Pape obtained her PhD in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne, where she specializes in the gender politics of international sports governance and the under-representation of women in sports leadership roles.

Madeleine Pape's

Sessions

  • High Performance
    High Performance
    IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion, and Nondiscrimination: From Theory to Practice

    In November 2021, the IOC released the Framework on Fairness, Inclusion, and Nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex variations. The Framework aims to support sports organizations to realize a rights-respecting and evidence-based policy response to trans athletes and/or athletes with sex variations in their sport. This workshop will invite participants to share questions about the Framework, reflect on how the Framework could guide policy discussion in their own context, and discuss challenges and opportunities for building sporting environments that are fair, inclusive, and nondiscriminatory.

    In-person session
    9:00am - 9:45am
    High Performance

    In November 2021, the IOC released the Framework on Fairness, Inclusion, and Nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex variations. The Framework aims to support sports organizations to realize a rights-respecting and evidence-based policy response to trans athletes and/or athletes with sex variations in their sport. This workshop will invite participants to share questions about the Framework, reflect on how the Framework could guide policy discussion in their own context, and discuss challenges and opportunities for building sporting environments that are fair, inclusive, and nondiscriminatory.

    visibility & voice

    In November 2021, the IOC released the Framework on Fairness, Inclusion, and Nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex variations. The Framework aims to support sports organizations to realize a rights-respecting and evidence-based policy response to trans athletes and/or athletes with sex variations in their sport. This workshop will invite participants to share questions about the Framework, reflect on how the Framework could guide policy discussion in their own context, and discuss challenges and opportunities for building sporting environments that are fair, inclusive, and nondiscriminatory.

  • Leadership
    Leadership
    Leadership in International Sports Federations
    Discuss the under-representation of women in the governance of international sports federations (IFs).

    This will include considering the opportunities, challenges and strengths/weaknesses of different policies including quotas, women’s commissions, and mentoring programmes. This workshop builds on a research project funded by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation.

    Session Title: Best practices to foster gender equality in leadership positions of international sports federations

    Hybrid session
    9:15am - 10:00am
    Leadership

    This will include considering the opportunities, challenges and strengths/weaknesses of different policies including quotas, women’s commissions, and mentoring programmes. This workshop builds on a research project funded by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation.

    Session Title: Best practices to foster gender equality in leadership positions of international sports federations

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Integrity
    visibility & voice

    This will include considering the opportunities, challenges and strengths/weaknesses of different policies including quotas, women’s commissions, and mentoring programmes. This workshop builds on a research project funded by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation.

    Session Title: Best practices to foster gender equality in leadership positions of international sports federations

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Integrity
  • Active Lives
    Active Lives
    Panel | Paewhiri Kōrero - Gender Identity
    This panel will be in Hunua 1 and live-streamed on the virtual platform.

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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    Hybrid session
    1:40pm - 2:25pm
    Active Lives

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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    visibility & voice

    Explore varying perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes, athletes with Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) and non-binary athletes in community and elite sports.

    This panel will explore diverse and sometimes disparate views on these topics. Whilst the opinions of some panellists may not match the inclusionary position IWG itself holds, we believe these discussions need to take place to ensure fair and equitable solutions for all. We therefore ask that all panellists and participants are treated with respect and consideration with a view to creating a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at IWG 2022, both in person and virtually.

    Chris Mosier – speaker is supported by Embassy of USA

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