7th IWG World Conference Comes To An End- Legacy Revealed
20 May, 2018
The 7th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport today closed with the presentation of the legacy plan for Gaborone 2014-2018. The conference also handed the baton over to the new hosts of the organisations secretariat, co-chairpersonship as well as host of the 8th World Conference on Women and Sport.
The legacy presented was in 3 phases including a Local legacy that aims to benefit the outgoing hosts immediate sport community, the Africa legacy that will ensure a functional and united Africa Women in Sport and finally a World legacy that will guide all parts of the world.
The Legacy Packaged:
- Gender Mainstreaming into sport in partnership with Commonwealth Secretariat
- Global Active City Development (GACD)-partnership led by TAFISA and Evaleo; in partnership with Gaborone City Council, BNSC, BNOC
- Signing of Brighton Plus Helsinki Declaration-from 419 to 589
- Training of sport women-Tsoseletso Magang trained in WSLA as a trainer, 5 other youth taken to youth camp in USA, 4 IWG staff trained in WSLA
- Training of Volunteers- 70 Certified by TAFISA
- Mentorship and Empowerment Programme for Young Women in Sport (MEMPROW)
- Monthly open discussions with Tsoseletso Magang
- HeForShe-moved numbers from 84 to around 5000
- Insights on our work in Africa: Africa Woman Sport Conference in 2016
3. IWG WORLD LEGACY
IWG BOTSWANA BIG 5 (Strategic Actions)
Media: Cooperate with media, and utilise social media, to both increase coverage of womn's sports and to potray women without limiting- stereotypes
Accountability: Increase transparency regarding resource allocation for women's and men's sports in order to insure accountability and women's equality
Representation: Insist on equitable sport leadership roles for women at all levels in governing bodies, as coaches, in administrative and decision-making positions. Persistently pursue women's sports participation and representational targets.
Research to Practice: Build evidence-based policies and practices that drive gender equality, safety, violence-free environments, and integrity in sport, including an emphasis on women's right to control their own bodies.
Communication: Build onto the IWG digital platform to serve as a hub for women's sports news, research, best practices and organizational progress and to strategically pursue additional signatories.
The 7th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport today closed with the presentation of the legacy
Venue: GICC, Gaborone, Botswana The seventh world conference on women and sport will be