The Diverse Gender Member Strategy defines the programs, services, and initiatives that specifically serve people with diverse gender expressions and identities and the Member Organizations who serve them.
Our objective, as administrators of the sport of soccer, should be that our sport, at its best, balances a series of principles to create a fair, safe, inclusive and open environment for all athletes. This strategy is currently a work in progress and this page will be updated as more information and resources become available.
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SSA Fundamental Principles
People of diverse gender identities and expressions should have equal opportunities to participate in our sport and strive for excellence at all levels and in all capacities.
Policies governing participation of people with diverse gender identities should nurture fair play, honesty and respect, and integrity.
Policies governing participation of people of diverse gender identities in our sport should embrace diversity and inclusion, resulting in a positive sporting experience, free of discrimination or harassment based on gender identity or expression.
Participation in our sport should celebrate differences and focus on the benefits and the joy of sport.
Policies governing the participation of people of diverse genders, particularly for athletes, should be evidence-based, recognize the necessity to protect the privacy rights of each individuals, and strive to prevent physical, emotional and mental harm.
Policies governing the participation of people with diverse genders should foster access and equitable participation for all participants.
Practices that encourage understanding and support people of diverse gender identities need to be enhanced to acknowledge the challenges and recognize the value of advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.