Chess is often considered to be the male-dominated sport. To take a leap forward in the mission of forming gender equity policies, practices and programmes in chess, the following objectives were set:

promoting women’s participation in chess and chess related organizations,

providing support to initiatives that enhance women’s role in chess and enhance the environment to make chess more attractive to women,

acting as federator of women’s initiatives in chess on all continents.


Seminars, workshops, tournaments are held to support education of girls and women and their chess carriers as players, trainers, arbiters, organizers and officials, encourage continental organizations and national federations to create dedicated commissions or designate a person to work specifically on gender equity programmes.

Another aim of the project is creating a network of women around the world who are actively involved in their local chess communities and organize chess events for women.