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Africa Women and Sport Consultative Meeting

Africa Women and Sport Consultative Meeting

The Africa meeting at the International Working Group on Women and Sport Conference 2014 resolved that here needs to be an African Women and Sport Forum in 2014 – it will take place in November.

Date

11/21/2014 00:00

Location

Botswana|22.11.2014

The Africa Meeting at the International Working Group on Women and Sport Conference 2014 provided a space to strategically connect African women in sport. The meeting resolved that there is a need to have an African Women and Sport forum by November 2014 where all African states can come together to work on a plan which will help the continent be active in issues affecting women and sport.

Botswana volunteered to host this meeting so that all the pending issues could be addressed and a formal structure could be developed to address women and sport issues in Africa.

The women in sport movement in Africa has over the last two decades been growing albeit in a disjointed fashion. Pockets of vibrant action in various countries and at specific moments have sparked and spurred on the momentum towards the vision of collective action for the advancement of women in sport in Africa.

The Africa Meeting at the IWG 2014 conference provided an opportunity to connect African women in sport to take action towards remodelling their women in sport structure, dialogue on leadership and contextual governance issues. The Africa Women and Sport Consultative Meeting provides a platform to further develop dialogue in the topic.
 


[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]