2019 Solheim Cup: equality impact assessment

This document focuses on identifying the headline evidence and related opportunities to boost equality though the 2019 Solheim Cup.

Key Findings

The EQIA process for the 2019 Solheim Cup has found:

- no negative impacts on any of the protected characteristics and the aim of the EQIA process for the 2019 Solheim Cup is therefore to further boost inclusion and to maximise the positive impacts for participants, audience members, volunteers, businesses/event organisers and also as a vehicle to increase the profile of Scotland's commitment to equality on the international stage;

- a particular and headline opportunity related to gender equality, including engaging girls/women in sport;

- other key opportunities related to boosting the participation of the disabled people with a focus on accessibility and also welcoming the LGBTI community. There are also other opportunities related to people with intersecting identities and for engaging young people;

- that the learning and lessons generated by on-going and wider national and partner activity to boost equality through Major Events (like the Ryder Cup 2014) and also current and planned actions to boost equality in tourism events (like VisitScotland's Accessible Tourism Initiative) provides the 2019 Solheim Cup with a sound framework on which to build its own bespoke and contributing actions and to build a legacy for the future.


Email: craig.morris@gov.scot

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