• News
    New Zealand Borders fully opening on 31 July 2022 

    IWG Conference Participants with a visa can enter New Zealand from 31 July 2022. New Zealand Borders... Read more

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    IWG 2022 Group Registrations Available Now!

    GROUPInspire Passes are now available for the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport this November... Read more

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    IWG World Conference and SportNXT join forces in 2022

    A new initiative has been announced between the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport and... Read more

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    New Zealand borders are reopening throughout 2022

    New Zealand borders are reopening throughout 2022. The New Zealand government announced borders will be fully open... Read more

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    #IWD2022 – IWG World Conference Re-Launches Registrations & reve...

    The International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport is delighted to announce that registrations for the... Read more

  • About Us

    The International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport is the world’s largest network dedicated to advancing gender equity and equality in sport, physical education and physical activity. It is fully aligned to the 17x United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    Established in 1994, the IWG advocates and runs programmes globally 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. In September 2021, it launched a world first Insight Hub – an interactive collection of research, case studies, toolkits and news contributed from all over the world.

    The IWG is governed by the volunteer IWG Global Executive. The current IWG Secretariat 2018 – 2022 is held by Aotearoa New Zealand. The IWG Secretariat & World Conference 2022 – 2026 quadrennial will be hosted by the United Kingdom, who will take over in late 2022.

    The 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport is being offered as both a virtual and a hybrid in-person and virtual experience. It will take place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand and Online between 14-17 November 2022. Early bird registrations are open now.

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

    You can help too by visiting Support Us. You can donate now through our current New Zealand Secretariat.

    Visit About to learn more and to meet the IWG team.

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