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Women and Sport

A new document has been produced by the UK Sports Council and the International Working Group on Women and Sport.

From Brighton to Windhoek - Facing the Challenge

This is an essential reference for anyone involved with, or interested in, women and sport.

The publication…

  • charts the positive progress made from 1994-1998 in developing a sporting culture that enables and values the full involvement of women in every aspect of sport
  • provides an international overview of strategies and action plans adopted on women and sport by various countries
  • considers the challenge that lies ahead and the implementation of the Windhoek Call for Action
  • summarises the positive action taken by the IWG between 1994-1998

There have been two World Conferences on Women and Sport...

1994, Brighton, United Kingdom
This resulted in the Brighton Declaration. By 1998 over 200 organisations world wide had adopted the Brighton Declaration.

1998, Windhoek, Namibia
This resulted in the 'Windhoek Call for Action'.

The International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) is an informal co-ordinating body consisting of governmental and non-governmental organisations which was established as an outcome to the Brighton Conference.

The IWG has the overarching objectives of promoting and facilitating the development of opportunities for girls and women in sport and physical activity. During 1994-1998 the United Kingdom Sports Council provided the secretariat to the IWG.

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