You are here

IWG to host Africa Women and Sport Conference


IWG to host Africa Women and Sport Conference

The International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport is hosting a conference with the theme: Reshaping Africa Women and Sport


Fri, 10/14/2016 to Sat, 10/15/2016


10/14/2016 00:00


Botswana, Gaborone|15.10.2016

The conference targets individuals, organisations and groups from across Africa including the African Union, women and sport organisations, ANOCA, IOC, The Commonwealth, council of Europe, UN Women, UNESCO, TAFISA, Peace and Sport, NGOs, women in sport businesses and companies dealing with feminine products.

Details of the conference
Conference target: 225 participants

Sub Themes and Topics

  • Gender mainstreaming into sport 
  • Influence of culture in women and sport
  • Role of media in women's sport in Africa 
  • Inclusion in sport

Parallel Sessions


  • Gender based violence in sport
  • The status of leadership and management of women in sport
  • Physical activity and its benefits for women in Africa
  • A mechanism, of attracting and retaining youth in sport
  • Promoting equal access to sport
  • Economics of sport
  • Coach-female athlete relationships: power dynamics
  • Mentorship and empowering of women in sport in Africa
  • Sports Science and its role in participation of Women in Sport 
  • The status of leadership and management of women in sport



The IWG is an independent coordinating body comprised of renowned experts in the field and representatives of key stakeholder organisations from various regions of the world.


[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]



E-Newsletter subscribe