The International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) is now accepting bids from countries or organisations interested in:

- the position of IWG Co-Chair in 2018-2022;

- hosting the IWG Secretariat from September 2018 – 2022; and

- hosting the 8th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport in May/June 2022

Ideally, these three opportunities should be taken on by a single country or organisation. However, a joint bid from more than one organization / country working together may also be considered as a possibility. Joint bids are to be outlined in your application with details of both organizations and…

Attachments:
Download this file (2018-2022 bid document.pdf)IWG Bid Document[ ]249 kB

She Leads: Survey Says 'Not So Much'

 

The results of our 2015 Women in Sport Leadership Survey are ready and unfortunately they do not look too good.

The results were presented at the Women’s Sport Leadership Network Seminar by Ms. Aya Noguchi who led the Survey exercise for the 2015 edition.

Unfortunately, the percentage of female Board Members has declined 9% since 2014. The result shows that there is a big gap between men and women in decision making positions in sports. Even though some of the organisations have made effort to promote women at leadership position, the progression has not resulted in change to meet national…

Women's Sport Leadership Seminar

The Women in Sport Leadership Network Seminar with the theme: Determine the Change. Be Part of the Change was held on 5th June 2015 at the Protea Arcades Hotel.

The Seminar covered three key issues the results of our leadership survey, discussions on leadership ambitions and the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG).

The Seminar theme is adopted from the IWG 2014 – 2018 theme in order to promote the aims of the IWG to advance principles of the Briton + Helsinki Declaration and the resolution to motivate collective action of women in sport at Continental level.

NOWSPAR at NCAA Inclusion Forum

The NCAA Inclusion Forum in La Jolla California, took place on 24th – 26th April, our Executive Director Ms. Matilda Mwaba who is Africa Representative to the IWG was presenting on NOWSPAR’s work.

She presented as part of the IWG Panel at the Forum, the Theme of the Panel was ‘Girls and Women’s Sports Progress: Around the World in 75 minutes’.

Panelists included Carole Oglesby, IWG Co-Chair, Etsuko Ogasawara, Japanese Association for Women in Sport, Kristina Thuree European Women in Sport and Susan Yee, Women and Sport Fiji.

The NCAA Inclusion Forum brings together intercollegiate athletics leaders passionate about improving the educational and…

UN Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2015

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was celebrated around the world on 6th April 2015. ‘In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 6 April as the International Day of Sports and Physical Activity, to celebrate the contribution of sports and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world.’ UNESCO

NOWSPAR participated in this commemoration in two ways, media discussions and a sports event for girls. 

We featured on a Live Radio Program on Metro FM on Wednesday 1st April, where our Advocacy Officer Ms. Mofu Kandondo and Project Assistant Ms. Maketo N’gombe discussed…