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 developed and remains guardian of the Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration, which now has 550+ signatories.
The IWG is governed by the IWG Global Executive. It advocates for gender equity year-round, running programmes including the Insight Hub. Every four years, it stages the IWG World Conference, the world’s largest gathering of experts on gender equity in sport and physical activity, with 1500+ delegates.
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The IWG website is offered in English with automatic translation into French, Spanish and Arabic. Please go to the ABOUT menu bar to select language.
Our new IWG Patron the Rt Hon. Helen Clark ONZ was announced on UN International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019.
IWG Global Executive
The International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport is governed by the IWG Global Executive, an international board made up of 15 positions.
IWG Secretary General
Meet our current IWG Secretary General.
IWG Strategic Plan
The IWG Mission is: “Empowering women and girls – Advancing Sport.”
The IWG Strategic Plan includes the following pillars: Leadership & Advocacy; Capability & Knowledge; Value & Visibility; and Connections & Engagement.
IWG Brand & Social Media
The IWG launched a new global brandmark and website on 1 March 2019, with all social media updated at the same time.
Funding for IWG comes from a mix of Commercial Partnerships, Donations, Fundraising & Gifts and Grants & Trusts, which together make our leadership, research and advocacy work possible, together with global stewardship of the IWG Secretariat and the delivery of the IWG World Conference every four years.
We are incredibly grateful for any support we receive. You can help too. Visit Support Us.
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