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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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    Captains Lunch 2021 featuring Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

    Captains Lunch 2021 to celebrate female leadership in sport and business, featuring Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda... Read more

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    NEWS: IWG Welcomes The Camogie Association to Brighton

    In one of her final acts as President Uachtarán, Kathleen Woods signs Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration... Read more

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    Peta Forrest joins as Marketing & Communications Manager

    IWG New Zealand Secretariat (Women in Sport Aotearoa) is delighted to announce Peta Forrest has been appointed... 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.

    The IWG is a not-for-profit with funding from a mix of Grants & TrustsDonations, Fundraising & Gifts and Commercial Partnerships.

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