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NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: The New Zealand government recently made a border announcement that means if we were to continue ahead on our current dates with the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport, the border restrictions would prevent us from welcoming any speakers or participants in-person from outside New Zealand.

After extensive consultation with our stakeholders and partners, we have made the collective decision to postpone the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport by 6 months, to 14-17 November 2022. The in-person event will still take place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and will now dovetail into the end of the Women’s Rugby World Cup, also taking place in the city during November. Continue reading


The Rt Hon. Helen Clark ONZ – IWG Global Patron

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o te ao, tēnā koutou katoa,
[Todas las autoridades, todas las voces, las muchas afiliaciones en todo el mundo, saludos]

Kia Ora. Hola.

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the 8th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport, which will take place from 5 to 8 May 2022 in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland – Aotearoa, New Zealand and online.

I strongly believe that girls and women deserve equity of opportunity to participate, compete and build careers in sport and recreation and in all other parts of life, freely and safely.  During my time in government and later with the United Nations, I saw first-hand how sport can empower and unify communities. 

Congratulations on all the work you are doing to support girls and women. We hope that you will be able to come to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, in 2022 or join us virtually to share the experiences of your work. 

Nāku noa, nā

El Rt Hon. Helen Clark ONZ, Patrona IWG
Ex Administrador del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (2009 - 2017)
37º Primer Ministro de Nueva Zelanda (1999 - 2008)

Helen Clark se convirtió en Patrona del Grupo de Trabajo Internacional (IWG) sobre Mujeres y Deporte y su agente de entrega. Mujeres en el deporte Aotearoa Nueva Zelanda, on United Nations International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019. Lee mas.

Raewyn Lovett ONZM, Copresidente de IWG - Nueva Zelanda

Kei aku Rangatira, tēnā koutou katoa,
[a mis estimados amigos, saludos]

Kia Ora. Hola.

In May 2018, over 1,200 global experts on gender equity in sport and physical activity gathered in Gaborone, Botswana, for the 7th IWG World Conference.

Los delegados vinieron de todo el mundo, incluidos todos los niveles de deporte y actividad física, academia, gobierno, agencias mundiales y ONG, empresas, medios de comunicación y muchos participantes deportivos, una vez más, convirtiéndose en la conferencia más grande de su tipo en el mundo. La pasión compartida por un cambio global positivo fue clara, ya que todos trabajamos juntos para asegurar la igualdad de oportunidades para que las mujeres y las niñas participen, compitan y desarrollen carreras en el deporte y la actividad física.

Aotearoa Nueva Zelanda se convirtió en nación anfitriona para el Grupo de Trabajo Internacional (IWG) sobre la Secretaría de la Mujer y el Deporte y la Conferencia 2018 - 2022 en septiembre de 2018, con Women in Sport Aotearoa Nueva Zelanda, agente de entrega global. During our time we are continuing IWG’s global advocacy and for 2022 itself, we have one simple ambition: make the 8th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport, the biggest and best, ever. That’s whe¿entras? Make sure you keep coming back to the website so you can receive the latest conference updates.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, and online in May 2022.

Nāku noa, nā

Raewyn Lovett ONZM, Copresidente de IWG - Nueva Zelanda

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Pauline Harrison, Chair of IWG Steering Committee for the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport

Tēnā koe e hoa
[Greetings, Hello to you friend]

I hope you are staying safe and well in these difficult COVID times.

We are steadily marching towards the 8th IWG World Conference happening in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand & Online in May 2022. As part of our global campaign ‘Change Inspires Change’, we are creating an empowered and connected Global Community of Action.

This global community is involved in the co-design of the conference programme and has been set up as five INNOV8 Programming Teams. The group have identified the most pressing issues that impact gender equality in sport and physical activity and organised these into five themes; Leadership, Active Lives, Social Change, High Performance, Visibility and Voice.

Through this exciting initiative we are collecting a huge bank of case studies, research, insights, toolkits, news and inspiring stories of great work that has inspired change for women and girls, submitted by community members from all over the world.

We are thrilled to welcome you to the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in Auckland, New Zealand, 5-8 May 2022. This unique 4-day event will provide a sense of connection, where participants will feel a part of something very powerful, building confidence and purpose and a sense of commitment to local and global action.

Ngā mihi,

Pauline Harrison, Chair of IWG Steering Committee for the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport


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