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Will women ever get equality in football? Recent initiatives to tackle gender inequalities

Womens Football Tackle
Thursday, 20 July 2023 By Yasin Patel, Caitlin Haberlin-Chambers, Daniyal Saunders

With the Women’s World Cup commencing imminently, this article will reflect on the rise in women’s football since the Football Association (“The FA”) lifted its ban on women playing football 50 years ago and explore the different international, regional, and national initiatives that have been implemented to tackle gender and sex discrimination ingrained in the culture of women’s football.

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Yasin Patel

Yasin Patel

A leading lawyer in Sports Law with almost 20 years of expertise. Yasin has experience in representing players and officials, a Tribunal Member in International Hearings, advisor and policy making consultant for governing bodies and government departments and involvement in dispute resolution matters. Having appeared in and represented players in the biggest match-fixing (Pakistani Test Cricketers), corruption and cheating (ICC Hearings), anti-doping and drugs (cycling and Olympic sports), contractual disputes, sports libel matters and other related cases at CAS, national and International courts and arbitrations and the highest appellate courts, Yasin has comprehensive knowledge and experience in all areas of Sports Law.

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Caitlin Haberlin-Chambers

Caitlin Haberlin-Chambers

I am currently completing the Law Foundations Course at BPP Waterloo Law School whilst doing paralegal work with Yasin Patel, barrister at Church Court Chambers.

Daniyal Saunders

Daniyal Saunders is a student at Liverpool Hope University.

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