• News
    IWG to mark UN International Women’s Day 2021 with special event

    The truly unique ‘Women You Can Bank On’ event is returning to Dunedin, New Zealand; bigger and... Read more

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    ALERT: EOI for IWG 2022-2026 host nation closes 30 November 2020

    Date to submit Expression of Interest to host IWG extended to 30 November 2020.  Every four years... Read more

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    IWG launches ‘Change Inspires Change’ in support of IWG 2022

    The 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport launched today at a live digital event, officially... Read more

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    Join us for the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport launch!

    “Change Inspires Change” Live Digital Launch: 4 September 2020, 12.30pm NZT Register Now! Staged in partnership by:... Read more

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    OPINION: Why there’s still hope for women’s sport

    As sport slowly gets back on its feet post COVID-19, women must be given a fair chance... Read more

  • About Us

    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 nearly 600 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 1200+ delegates. 

    The current IWG Secretariat 2018 – 2022 is held by New Zealand. The 8th IWG World Conference will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, 5-8 May 2022.

    The IWG is a not-for-profit with funding from a mix of Grants & TrustsDonations, Fundraising & Gifts and Commercial Partnerships.

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    Visit About to learn more and to meet the IWG team.

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