The National Project for Women and Sport (NPWS): A discourse analysis of gender-based organisation

  • Moran Betzer-Tayar
  • Sima Zach
  • Yair Galily
Keywords: women sport, Israel, inequality, discourse analysis


The aim of this study is to discuss the lack of women athletes and the almost complete absence of women in decision-making positions at any level of sport organisations in Israel. By using the Israeli social-historical setting, an attempt is made to focus on the conceptualisation of the National Project for Women and Sport (NPWS) as a gender equity policy organisation in Israel since 2005, which was designed to challenge the existing situation in which women’s sport and women in sport found themselves marginalised at all levels of management and competition.