In its Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022, the IWG has pledged to facilitate positive behavioral change by:
- Developing a world leading information hub, reference point and repository
- Sharing global best practice, data, innovations and research (incl quadrennial IWG Progress Report)
- Supporting development of current and future female leaders in global sport
- Supporting advancement of indigenous and lower engagement groups
- Advocating development of gender equity in the coaching community
Global Case Studies, Insights and Research
The IWG launched this brand new website in 2019 and shortly we will begin uploading Case Studies, Insights and Research with a view to turning it into a world leading information hub, reference point and repository. We will be sharing global best practice, data, innovations and research and will be focussing on providing practical ideas and support to you, as you carry out your work. We are particularly showcase female leaders, lower engagement groups and female coaches.
IWG Progress Reports 1994 – 2018
Every four years, the IWG publishes the “IWG Progress Report” at the IWG World Conference, a detailed review of the progress being made by signatories to the Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration. Each report is researched, compiled, designed and presented by the current IWG Secretariat.
You can download these reports here:
- 1 – 1998 – From Brighton to Windhoek Progress Report
- 2 – 2002 – From Windhoek to Montreal Progress Report
- 3 – 2006 – From Montreal to Kumamoto Progress Report
- 4 – 2010 – From Kumamoto to Sydney Progress Report
- 5 – 2014 – From Sydney to Helsinki Progress Report
- 6 – 2018 – From Helsinki to Gabarone Progress Report
Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand Research Consortium
Photo: Sarah Leberman (Courtesy of NEXT Magazine)
In 2018, Women in Sport Aotearoa convened New Zealand’s largest independent group of academics dedicated to investigating the barriers that stand in the way of equity for women and girls in sport and identifying opportunities for positive change. It is chaired by Professor Sarah Leberman, Women in Sport Aotearoa co-founder and co-chair and respected researcher with 25+ years’ experience. It includes key researchers from 7 of the 8 New Zealand Universities:
- Massey University (Dr Farah Palmer)
- University of Auckland (Professor Toni Bruce)
- Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (Professor Lesley Ferkins, Gaye Bryham, Sally Rae)
- University of Waikato (Professor Holly Thorpe, Dr Stacy Sims, Dr Kirsten Petrie, Associate Professor Belinda Wheaton)
- University of Otago (Associate Professor Sally Shaw)
- Victoria University of Wellington (Robyn Cockburn)
- Lincoln University (Dr Roslyn Kerr)
- Sport Waikato (Dr Amy Marfell)
This group is inclusive so to join please email email@example.com to contact Professor Sarah Leberman.
Research Partners & Projects
Women in Sport Aotearoa is also a leading member in several cross-sector research groups consisting of a number of key agencies, including Sport New Zealand; the New Zealand Olympic Committee; the Wonderful Group; several universities; and the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) New Zealand.