FIFA RSTP Provisions

FIFA has implemented new regulations called the RSTP provisions concerning women, which include maternity provisions to protect women’s rights.

The regulations aim to eliminate the dilemma of choosing between family and sport and offer pregnant women alternate services. Despite lacking enforcement in some countries, this is a significant step forward for women’s rights. There have already been some notable cases, such as the successful claim made by footballer Sara Bjork, who was not paid her full salary during her pregnancy. The football industry must continue to invest in women’s football and enhance facilities to achieve equal treatment with men. The role of FIFA agents is crucial, as they provide professional services beyond contract negotiations.