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 IWG Secretariat 2018 – 2022 is currently held by Aotearoa New Zealand. The IWG Secretariat & World Conference 2022 – 2026 quadrennial will be hosted by the United Kingdom. On August 5 2022, we opened a circle of leadership where the IWG UK took over Secretariat leadership globally. IWG New Zealand will continue to lead the delivery of the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport through to its staging in Auckland this November.
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. Register now!
The IWG is a not-for-profit with funding from a mix of Grants & Trusts, Donations, Fundraising & Gifts and Commercial Partnerships.
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