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5th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport.

Date: May 20 - 23, 2010

The International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) has officially announced the dates for the 5th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport. The conference will be held in Sydney, Australia May 20-23, 2010.

The main conference venue will take place at the Sydney Convention and Expo Centre. The final day of the conference will take place at the Sydney Olympic Park, home of the Sydney Olympic (2000) and Paralympic Games!



Speakers for the event fall into the following themes:

  1.  Women, sport and human rights.
  2. Financing and media for gender equality in sport
  3. Physical activity and health for women
  4. Sport and social change
  5. Engaging Generation Y and Z in sport and physical activity

Want to learn more about the informative speakers for this convention? Check out their bio's here.

For registration information check this out!

To get up to date information and sign up for the IWG World Conference newsletter check out Women and Sports. 


Posts about 5th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport.:

Fault Lines: Shaking Up Change
posted on May 29, 2010 at 1:59pm

Currently I’m staying with a friend/colleague and her family in  Palmerston North, New Zealand. I’ve been learning about the history of NZ, the local culture, the indigenous Maori people, trying local NZ fruit and wine, and seeing a bit of the countr...more

Leader of Afghan women’s sport: Playing is political (and potentially life-threatening)
posted on May 28, 2010 at 6:36pm

Nasrin Arbabzadeh By Sarah Odell and Lindsay Rico Nasrin Arbabzadeh, the leader of the Afghan women’s sports delegation, has been actively working for years for the rights of Afghan women to complete in sports. In 2001, she traveled from city to c...more

UN special advisor: Access to sports is a human right (and, BTW, key leadership training)
posted on May 25, 2010 at 8:28pm

FGN bloggers interview Rachel Mayanja of the U.N. By Lindsay Rico and Sarah Odell It may seem perfectly ordinary — routine, even — to spot girls or women playing soccer, basketball, baseball, softball — or any number of sports. Four women in t...more

“Not Everything is Found on the Y-Chromosome”
posted on May 24, 2010 at 9:59pm

The 5th IWG World Conference on Women in Sport in Sydney has now drawn to a close. The 6th world Conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland in 2014. It was edifying and energizing to meet so many great women, and men, who care deeply about girls and wom...more

Reporting from Sydney: World Conference on Women & Sport!
posted on May 21, 2010 at 1:01pm

By Sarah Odell and Lindsay Rico Have you ever considered access to athletics a human right? Do you wonder why it it matters for women to play sports? And, what the heck is Netball? These are a few of the questions being put forth at the Fifth World Co...more

Notes from the 5th World Congress on Women in Sport
posted on May 21, 2010 at 12:45pm

The first full day of the 5th IWG World Conference on Women in Sport just concluded. Last night was the opening keynote in which Cathy Freeman was in attendance (see photo). A video of Freeman’s 400m race at the 2000 Sydney Olympics was shown. Freeman w...more

Random sport facts I’ve learned so far about Australia
posted on May 18, 2010 at 8:20pm

Well I made it despite a very long flight. I’ve been wandering around Sydney a few days and yesterday took a day trip out to the Blue Mountains. I was once again was reminded how important this blog is in voicing a different opinion about sports–women...more

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