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IAPESGW - International Update October 2017 (31 October 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest - this month we have a fairly packed edition.
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite
provides an editorial for the October edition.
View the October edition


IAPESGW - International Update September 2017 (30 September 2017)Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest - this month we have a fairly packed edition. IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite provides an editorial for the September edition.View the September edition

IAPESGW - International Update September 2017 (30 September 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest - this month we have a fairly packed edition.
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite
provides an editorial for the September edition.
View the September edition



IAPESGW - International Update August 2017 (31 August 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest - this month we have a fairly packed edition.
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite
provides an editorial for the August edition.
View the August edition



Anita White Foundation Newsletter, Issue 17, August 2017                                                                                                                                        

Our summer newsletter contains updates on the Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) 2017, our Catalyst Grant projects, the launch of Women and Sport: The ChangeMakers, recent archival donations and visits, and news about AWF personnel and supporters.
View the August newsletter




IAPESGW - International Update July 2017 (31 July 2017)
Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest - this month we have another packed edition.
You will notice that we have amended our newsletter's title and also refreshed the banner header - we hope you like it. Another new feature from this month is the inclusion of an editorial from IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite - an excellent new feature.

View the July edition


A report on the 18th Congress from our President,  Rosa López de D’Amico (July 2017)                                             
The 18th IAPESGW Congress under the theme Women and Girls in Sport: Research to Action organized in Miami, USA, May 18th to 20th, 2017 at Barry University was an excellent occasion to once more promote academic debates about scientific, cultural, economic, historical, and political foundations and challenges of women / gender and sport in national and internationally context. In total we had participants from 33 countries..................................................
View the full report - includes images from the event

More photographs from our Congress - giving you a 'real taste' of the event in Florida - take a look


IAPESGW - News and Resource Update June 2017 (30 June 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest - this month we have a very packed editon. We report that IAPESGW is now now listed on WorldWideWomen website as an official member.
This month we are taking the opportunity to review the title of our news bulletin - asking members for their ideas by 15 July.
View the June edition

 

Event:  10th Meeting Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport                                              
23 - 25 November, 2017, University of Vienna, Austria
The Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport invites scholars from the field of gender research in sport to the annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 2005, the group aims for a transnational and interdisciplinary exchange of researchers who have a major interest in the study of sport and gender. This year the meeting will take place at the Centre for Sport Sciences and University Sport of the University in Vienna.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 August 2017
View all the details




IAPESGW - News and Resource Update May 2017 (31 May 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest - this month we update you on news from our 18th Congress.
Information
is sourced from across the world, through our links with key organisations, and appears in our monthly 'News and Resource Update'.
View the May edition
 
Post issue - editorial correction (1 June 2017)
Executive Board membership: there are currently no 'Chair of Consultants' positions on the Board. Both Tansin Benn and Darlene Kluka have retired from the Board after many valuable years of service; they will however, continue to support the work IAPESGW.


Our new Board members (21 May 2017)
We are very pleased to announce that Rosa López de D’Amico (Venezuela) was been re-elected as our president for a further four-year term, 2017 - 2021. Our new vice presidents are Rosa Diketmüller (Austria) & Beatriz Ferreira (Brazil).
Full details of our new Board can be view here

 

CLOSING STATEMENT OF THE 18th IAPESGW WORLD CONGRESS 2017
The following Closing Statement was formulated by the ‘International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women’ (IAPESGW) and Barry University Miami from 17 to 21 May, 2017.
Over 150 delegates and guests from 33 countries across the world exchanged ideas on how to transform research to action through keynote and scientific presentations, symposia, seminars, posters and workshops.

Congruent with the values of IAPESGW and Barry University, the 18th IAPESGW World Congress in Miami ‘Closing Statement’ are committed to achieve the following aims:

1. Governments, corporate sector, sport federations, non-governmental organizations as well as civil society sustain individual and collective responsibility to enable and fulfill the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030 with special emphasis on:

SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

2. Leaders and advocates in the lives of girls and women in sport and education think globally and act locally with sensitivity for cultural, linguistic, religious, ethnic, political, and socio-economic specificity.

3. Interdisciplinary researchers provide evidence to support policy, projects, programs, and initiatives continuously commissioned by national and international key stakeholders.

Download a copy of the Closing Statement


Our Awards presented at the Congress:

Honorary Life Member:  Tansin Benn (England) and Gertrud Pfister (Germany)

Dorothy Ainsworth Research Award:  Anneliese Goslin (South Africa)

Lynn Vendien International Leadership:  Carole Oglesby (USA)

Audrey Bambra Legacy Award: Makoto Takahashi (Japan)

Chiyoe Matsumoto Dance Development Award: Elba Maria Kerr (Venezuela)

A new award -  Margaret Talbot Award: Maryam Jahromi Koushkie (Iran); Canan Koca (Turkey); Rohab Shahrian (Iran); Susi-Kathi Jost (Switzerland); Eliana Ferreira (Brazil); Gladys Bequer Díaz (Cuba) and Doreen Solomons (South Africa)

View more details of the awards on the dedicated page of our website - view here



Our Congress has closed (21 May 2017)

All presentations have been delivered, awards have been made and a significant exchange of international information and news of work to further the development of sport, physical education and dance for girls and women has taken place at our event at Barry University, Florida.
We will bring you full details and output from the Congress as soon as we can.
In the meantime, to get a flavour of the event, please visit our Facebook page

                                
                               Venus Rising – Women’s Drum and Dance Ensemble, USA - perfoming at the Opening Ceremony

First photographs from the opening of our 18th Congress (18 May 2017)

                                          

                


                                                                                                                                                                           

Our team is ready to greet delegates in Florida - we are now counting down to the start of our Congress tomorrow (16 May 2017)
We will bring you news of our 18th Congress and photographs from the proceedings as soon as possible.

Do visit our Facebook page to see our latest news from the event




IAPESGW - News and Resource Update April 2017 (30 April 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest.
This information
is sourced from across the world, through our links with key organisations, and appears in our monthly 'News and Resource Update'.
View the April edition




IAPESGW - News and Resource Update March 2017 (31 March 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest.
This information
is sourced from across the world, through our links with key organisations, and appears in our monthly 'News and Resource Update'.
View the March edition


IAPESGW AWARDS – NOMINATION TIME – DEADLINE WAS 21 April 2017

To all members and interested friends,
With two months to go before the quadrennial 18th World Congress is held in Miami, Florida, it is time to receive nominations for the long-standing and prestigious awards IAPESGW give to honour outstanding women in the field. Please consider the different awards and the contributions of women you have known who might qualify.
The nomination process is explained and requires:
•    The permission of any person before nomination;
•    The CV of the nominee;
•    A letter of support stating how they have met the criteria and why they deserve the award.

All nominations must be emailed by 21 April to Rosa Lopez de D’Amico (President) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Karin Lofstrom (Secretary) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and Tansin Benn (Chair of Executive Board Awards Panel) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Thank you for your consideration

View the list of awards , their purpose and the criteria for nominations.




IAPESGW - News and Resource Update February 2017 (28 February 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest.
This information
is sourced from across the world, through our links with key organisations, and appears in our monthly 'News and Resource Update'.
View the February edition






IAPESGW - News and Resource Update January 2017 (31 January 2017)

Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest.
This information
is sourced from across the world, through our links with key organisations, and appears in our monthly 'News and Resource Update'.
View the January edition


 


JOB VACANCIES 
We are occasionally made aware of key academic posts and other opportunities around the world and will therefore include the details in this section of the news page to make people aware of the opportunities.

Currently nothing we have been asked to advertise

 


IAPESGW STATEMENTS

Statements are issued by IAPESGW in its role as a key international organisation working to deliver its stated aims and objectives in the area of physical education, dance and sport for  girls and women.

Statement issued 5 July 2011:

International Weightlifting Federation’s more inclusive dress rules

IAPESGW is very pleased that the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has presented alternatives to its traditional competition costumes.  The newly approved competition costume modification should assist with creating a more inclusive sport environment and could, in particular, break down barriers to participation for some Muslim female competitors.   

The modified rule changes permits athletes to wear a one piece full body "unitard" under the compulsory weightlifting costume.   The "unitard" will enable technical officials to effectively adjudicate areas of the body which are essential to the correct execution of the lift.  Weight lifting has always allowed the wearing of the hijab.

IAPESGW congratulates IWF on this change to its uniform rules which should assist with improved gender equality in the sport.


Position statement issued on 13 June 2011: 

IAPESGW Condemns FIFA's ban on Iranian Women's Football Team 

The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women deplores and condemns the decision of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to ban the Iranian women’s football team from playing in a pre-Olympic tournament on June 3rd 2011.  The decision was on the grounds of their dress, which was worn to meet Islamic requirements to cover heads, arms and legs. FIFA’s decision is antithetical to its published objectives to develop the game among women, since it excludes many Muslim women from all countries of the world. We urge international and national federations to ‘Accept and Respect’ women’s individual choices in dress codes necessary to their faith. Such a move would prevent the coercion of women to wear outfits against their religious belief. This would be a positive step towards making sport more inclusive.

We recommend that FIFA should revisit this decision, and work towards adopting a more informed and sympathetic view to the needs of Muslim women.  FIFA’s focusing should turn towards recognising women’s rights and skill levels ahead of their clothing; welcoming players from Muslim communities worldwide into football; and moving forward for younger generations who need role models and who are inspired by these women because they are outstanding sportswomen.

View the full position statement:
IAPESGW Condemns FIFA's ban on Iranian Women's Football Team



All other statements are listed on the 'Statement' page of this websiteplease visit the page

 


OUR NEWSLETTERS

IAPESGW Newsletter Summer 2012 - (issued July 2012)

Key features across the 16-page newsletter include:
- Editorial
- Membership
- IAPESGW 17th Congress
- Current issues for your comments - sex testing at the Olympics 2012
- Features from around the world: Turkey, Kenya, South Africa and the Caribbean
- Commonwealth Initiative progress



EVENTS

Our events:

 

17th IAPESGW World Congress - Physical Education and Sport: Promoting Gender Equality
Took place 10 - 13 April 2013, Havana, Cuba

Visit the 17th Congress page to view the output from the event





OUR 18th World Congress
11 – 13 May 2017 - Barry University, Miami Shores, Miami, USA

Visit the 18th Congress page to view the output from the event

 
Hosted by Barry University
School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences
Miami, Florida USA




Regional Symposia




The main topic of this symposium was Women's empowerment in sport (subtitles are included in the event poster above).

It was a very successful event - view details of all our regional events