Insight Hub

On 4 September 2020, the IWG launched “Change Inspires Change” campaign and announced that it was beginning to build a brand new IWG Insight Hub, to be launched in 2021. You can find out more here!

While this hub is being built, the IWG has started calling out for stories of change inspiring change from sport and physical activity all around the world, to help others on the journey toward and beyond the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport. 

Over the next few months IWG will be profiling all your great stories on our website and social media and throughout the network.

Click here to submit your story! (please give this form a few moments to load. If it does not, please contact 

Insight Bites

In these quick Insight Bites, moderated by our Secretary General, we connect with leaders all over the world to see how they are faring post COVID-19.

Leadership from Lockdown

Tune into our 10-week Leadership From Lockdown virtual interview series, exploring the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19.

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 DeclarationEach report is researched, compiled, designed and presented by the current IWG Secretariat.

You can download these reports here:

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 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.

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.

Would you like to see your work promoted amongst the IWG Global Network? Contact to find out how to submit a case study.


Find out how to endorse and use this global treaty


Download useful materials to help support your work


Read about the work the IWG carries out globally


Information coming soon