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    U.K. wins bid to host IWG quadrennial 2022 – 2026

    London and Birmingham to host the IWG Secretariat & World Conference 2022 – 2026 quadrennial period, taking... Read more

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    Launch of the Global Observatory for Women, Sport, Physical Education and P...

    The IWG Global Executive is delighted to support this week’s announcement, regarding the launch of the Global... Read more

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    The IWG Global Executive welcomes new representatives for Africa and Europe

    IWG New Zealand Secretariat (Women in Sport Aotearoa) is delighted to welcome Game Mothibi, Women’s Sport Africa Network (WSAN)... Read more

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    Dorcas Makgato visits New Zealand ahead of the 8th IWG World Conference

    The patron for the 7th IWG World Conference in Botswana, Dorcas Makgato visited Auckland today. She was accompanied by Raewyn Lovett (IWG Co-Chair)... Read more

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    IWG celebrates 1 Year to Go until the World Conference

    Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern will headline a packed agenda at Eden Park, New Zealand this... Read more

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    The International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport is the world’s largest network dedicated to “Empowering women and girls – Advancing Sport“. It is fully aligned to the 17x United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

    Established in 1994, the IWG advocates for and runs programmes globally to support gender equity in sport and physical activity year-round.

    It developed and remains guardian of the Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration, which now has the commitment of nearly 600 signatories worldwide. Every four years, it stages the IWG World Conference on Women & Sport, the world’s largest gathering of experts in the field. 

    The IWG is governed by the IWG Global Executive. The current IWG Secretariat 2018 – 2022 is held by Aotearoa New Zealand. The 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport is a physical-digital hybrid and will take place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Online between 5-8 May 2022.

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