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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,
[Toutes les autorités, toutes les voix, les nombreuses affiliations à travers le monde, salutations]

Kia ora. Bonjour.

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
[Cordialement votre]

Le très hon. Helen Clark ONZ, patronne du groupe de travail informel
Ancien administrateur du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (2009 - 2017)
37ème Premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Zélande (1999 - 2008)

Helen Clark est devenue patronne du groupe de travail international (IWG) sur les femmes et le sport et son agent de prestation, Women in Sport Aotearoa Nouvelle-Zélande, on United Nations International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019. Lire la suite.

Raewyn Lovett ONZM, co-présidente du groupe de travail informel - Nouvelle-Zélande

Kei Aku Rangatira, Tēnā Koutou Katoa,
[à mes chers amis, salutations]

Kia ora. Bonjour.

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.

Les délégués venaient du monde entier, y compris de tous les niveaux du sport et de l'activité physique, des universités, des gouvernements, des agences et ONG mondiales, des entreprises, des médias, ainsi que de nombreux participants sportifs - redevenant la plus grande conférence de ce type au monde. La passion commune pour un changement global positif était claire, car nous travaillons tous ensemble pour garantir aux femmes et aux filles des chances égales de participer, de rivaliser et de bâtir des carrières dans le sport et l'activité physique.

Aotearoa Nouvelle-Zélande devient pays hôte pour le secrétariat du groupe de travail international (GTI) sur les femmes et le sport 2018-2022 en septembre 2018, avec Women in Sport Aotearoa Nouvelle-Zélande nommée agent de prestation mondiale. 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 where vous entrez. 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
[Cordialement votre]

Raewyn Lovett ONZM, co-présidente du groupe de travail informel - Nouvelle-Zélande

En savoir plus sur Raewyn Lovett et le reste de la IWG Global Executive.

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

8ème conférence mondiale du GTI

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