IPC, APC, JPC and JSC Collaboration Project: Webinar on Women in Paralympic Sports in the Middle East and Asia hosted by IPC, APC, JPC and JSC
This webinar showcased the National Paralympic Committee’s (NPCs) development and achievements of their female athletes and leaders in the organization.
Following the Workshop that was carried out in 2019, the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC), Japan Sport Council (JSC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) has held a series of one-on-one virtual meetings with NPCs to receive updates on the development of para-sports for women in the region amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, they are working on establishing their National working plan that aims to increase the participation of female athletes for the Paralympic Games.
The Asian NPCs will continue to establish a community of Women athletes and leaders in the Middle East and Asia.
Four NPCs presented their activities in their own country.
In Saudi Arabia, seminars and events were organized to increase the number of female athletes and coaches, and we received news that Saudi Arabia was qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics in athletics.
In Yemen, which is suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, a wheelchair basketball team has been set up to improve the situation where women with disabilities who have been isolated from society. 30 people from 5 teams participated in the wheelchair basketball national tournament in December 2019.
In Cambodia and Laos, women’s sports committees have been set up in NPCs, and female athletes and coaches are active in many competitions. Cambodia will host ASEAN Para Games in 2023, plans to take this opportunity to put more effort into promoting female para-athletes.
*The webinar was held as SPORT FOR TOMORROW Joint Session during the 5th ASIA Congress organized Japan Sport Council.
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- Time Period
- 23rd Feb., 2021
- Tokyo, Japan (Online)
- Sport/Programme Category
- Japan Sport Council (JSC)
Asian Paralympic Committee (APC)
International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC)
- Paralympic Committee of Saudi Arabia
Yemen Paralympic Committee
National Paralympic Committee of Cambodia
National Paralympic Committee of Laos
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 108 participants from 26 countries (including 132 Japanese participants)