Two-thirds of women in football have experienced discrimination, says report

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Two-thirds of women who work in football have experienced gender discrimination, a new study reports.

The survey for Women in Football,external-link which represents more than 4,000 women who work across the football industry, also found that 34% of respondents had witnessed gender discrimination.

However, 66% of respondents did say they felt supported by their employer.

Ebru Koksal, chair of Women in Football, said feedback on issues women faced made for “heartbreaking reading”.

“One story of bias, outdated perceptions and outright bullying is one too many,” Koksal added.

“There is still a lot of work to do to ensure that women are encouraged to forge careers in the industry and this is where Women in Football will continue to play a big part.

“It is our intention to drive the agenda forward together and to harness the power of our joint expertise, knowledge, skills, and experience to create improvements for

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