Golovin gets gender equality recognition

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will name Tatiana Golovin, the French tennis star, “Promoter of Gender Equality” for the UNESCO-Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Partnership for Gender Equality in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 24 May (2 p.m., Salon Ségur). She will join Venus Williams, who was named the first global Promoter of Gender Equality for the programme last November.

Commenting on the nomination, the Director-General of UNESCO stated: “I am delighted to welcome Tatiana Golovin as the second Promoter of Gender Equality in this programme. The efforts of Tatiana Golovin and Venus Williams will be key factors in the successful implementation of the partnership as they will provide role models for millions of girls and young women around the world.”

Born in Moscow in 1988, Tatiana Golovin is one of the most promising women’s tennis champions. She is 17th in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings and was Fed Cup finalist in 2004. “I am really excited to play an increased role in advancing women’s equality through this partnership,” Ms Golovin said. “I have had unbelievable opportunities as a professional athlete and feel strongly that girls and women across the world should have similar opportunities to succeed in the goals they set for themselves.”

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