• News
    Athlete rights advocate Payoshni Mitra announced CEO for Global Observatory

    The IWG Global Executive is delighted to support the appointment of Payoshni Mitra as the first CEO... Read more

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    New Dates Announced for 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport

    Message from IWG Co-Chair Raewyn Lovett ONZM and IWG Secretary General Rachel Froggatt: Last week we wrote... Read more

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    ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup welcomes IWG Secretariat as Charity Partner...

    ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 announced the current IWG Secretariat, Women in Sport Aotearoa, Ngā Wāhine... Read more

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    Olympic Movement throws its global weight behind the 8th IWG World Conferen...

    The International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport is pleased to announce that the International Olympic... Read more

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    World first IWG Insight Hub launched

    IWG calls out for contributions from all over the world, with 100+ insights targeted by Christmas. 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 on 1 October 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 5-8 May 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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