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IAPESGW AWARDS – NOMINATION TIME – DEADLINE 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




IAPESGW - News and Resource Update December 2016 (30 December 2016)

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 December edition






Anita White Foundation - Newsletter Issue 15, Winter 2016
Our Winter newsletter contains updates on the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) and the AWF Catalyst Grant, reports on scholarly engagement in Africa and the UK, and news about AWF supporters who have received significant global and national recognition for their lifetime work as scholars and activists for women and sport.
View the December newsletter




IAPESGW - News and Resource Update November 2016 (29 November 2016)

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 November edition


   

IAPESGW Five Continents Series of Books - launched at the ICSEMIS Conference in Santos, Brazil on 2 September 2016:

  • Inspirational women in Africa: making a difference in physical education, sport and dance. Edited by Anneliese Goslin (258 pages)
  • Inspirational women in America: making a difference in physical education, sport and dance. Edited by Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira (198 pages)
  • Inspirational women in Asia: making a difference in physical education, sport and dance. Edited by Canan Koca (276 pages)
  • Inspirational women in Europe: making a difference in physical education, sport and dance. Edited by Rosa Diketmüller by (256 pages)
  • Inspirational women in Oceania: making a difference in physical education, sport and dance. Edited by Janice Crosswhite (243 pages)

Please access the books via:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B441cCHT7g1hcmFzejdTYkUtWHc



IAPESGW - News and Resource Update October 2016 (31 October 2016)

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 October edition


IAPESGW - News and Resource Update September 2016 (30 September 2016)
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 September edition

 

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN -  The 18th World Congress for the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), 17 - 21 May 2017 (September 2016)
Early bird rates are available up to 20 January 2017.
View the booking site


The 18th World Congress for the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), 17 - 21 May 2017 -

Keynote speakers information released October 2016:

 Jayne Greenburg, PhD

Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition
Director of Physical Education and Health Literacy, Miami Dade County Schools, FL, USA


Clare Hanlon, PhD

Associate Professor, Sport Management, Victoria University, Australia.
Sport Management Discipline Leader, College of Sport & Exercise Science


Maqulate Onyango, Nairobi, Kenya

Co-author of ‘INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORT AND DANCE’
-- IAPESGW Africa book in the Continents Series due in 2016
Manager of MYSA's Youth Rights and Protection project
Match commissioner in the Kenyan Premier League.


ANA MARIA MIRAGAYA, PhD

Professor of Physical Education, Universidade Estácio de Sá, Campus Petrópolis, Brazil
Selection Committee Member, International Olympic Committee




IAPESGW - News and Resource Update August 2016 (31 August 2016)

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 August edition


 









For Immediate Release

8 March 2016

Save the Dream and International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) sign partnership to empower young women through sport

Venezuela and Doha, Qatar; 8 March 2016: In what is a symbolic and significant announcement to mark International Women's Day, Save the Dream and the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) have announced a partnership to help empower young women and girls through the power of sport.

Adding to its recent global projects in numerous countries including India, Brazil, Italy, Haiti , Latin American countries and the Mediterranean Basin, Save the Dream will work alongside the IAPESGW to help create a stronger and more powerful voice for girls and women through sport, as well as promoting an environment where girls and young women can practice sport free from violence, corruption and discrimination.
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View the press release

 


February 2016 - A new book co-edited by IAPESGW President Rosa Lopez de D'Amico:


Sport in Latin America. Policy, Management, Organization. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, February 2016 (296 pages)
The forthcoming Olympics in Rio in 2016, and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, highlight the profound importance of sport in Latin America. This book is the first to offer a broad survey of the way that sport is managed, governed and organized across the Latin American region, drawing on cutting-edge contemporary scholarship in management, policy, sociology and history.

The book explores key themes in Latin American sport, including the role of public institutions; the relationship between sport policy and political regimes; the structure and significance of
national governing bodies and professional leagues; the impact of sporting mega-events (including the Olympics and World Cup), and the management and governance of football, the dominant sport in the region.
Including contributions from Latin American scholars and practitioners, the book draws on important Spanish and Portuguese sources that are unknown to most English-speaking researchers, and therefore provides an unprecedented and authoritative insight into sport policy and management in the region.

Including cases from sport in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Peru and examples from Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, this book is essential reading for all scholars, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in Latin American sport, comparative sport policy, sport management, or Latin American history, culture and society.

To view more details and to purchase



International Sports Press Association (2 January 2016)
Iran hosts second women and sport symposium

By Prof. Seyed Abdolhamid Ahmadi , Secretary General - AIPS ASIA
TEHRAN, January 2, 2016 -The 2nd IAPESGW Regional Symposium was attended by 300 delegates from 15 countries – Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Macau-China, Malaysia, Qatar, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela; organized by the Sport and Youth Ministry of Islamic Republic of IRAN, from 14 to 15 December 2015 in Tehran.

Special experts and professors from different countries and organizations were present at this event, including:
•  Professor Rosa Lopez de D’Amico (Venezuela): President of IAPESGW and member of ICSP
•  Professor Branislav Antala (Slovakia): Chair of ICSP, FIEP Europe President and FIEP World International Vice-President
•  Professor Detlef Dumon (Germany): Executive Director of ICSSPE and member of ICSP
•  Professor Marc Cloes (Belgium): President of AIESEP and member of ICSP
•  Professor Walter King Yan Ho (Macau): ICSSPE Vice-President of Education and
•  Professor Tansin Benn (United Kingdom): IAPESGW chair of committee of consultants
•  Mr Martin Holzweg (Germany): ICSP Co-Chair, Vice-President of DSLV and executive office member of ICSSPE
•  Professor Rosa Diketmuller (Austria): IAPESGW Communications Coordinator and member of ICSP
•  Professor Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira (Brazil): IAPESGW Co-opted member
•  Professor Keh Nyit Chin (Taiwan): IAPESGW Co-opted member
•  Professor Maria Dolores Gonzalez Rivera (Spain): Researcher of Alcala University
•  Mrs. Siham Alawami (Qatar): Director of Sport Special Projects in “Save the Dream” and member of ICSS
On 13th of December, an official meeting for these experts was organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth attended by the Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Goodarzi, esteemed Minister. Chairpersons of different deputies of the ministry were also invited to have the opportunity to negotiate on the role of IAPESGW for removing discriminations against Muslim women’s presence in international sport arenas....................................................................................................................................
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The 2nd IAPESGW Regional Symposium: Women’s Empowerment in Sport, December 2015
The Symposium, 14th – 15th December, was generously hosted by the Alzahra University with 30 scientific articles from Iranian and International keynote speakers and 80 poster presentations during two consequent days. Six professional workshops were also organized and the concluding ceremony ended with the following closing statement:

The Iran IAPESGW Symposium was attended by 300 delegates from 15 countries – Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Iran,Iraq, Macau-China, Malaysia, Qatar, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) supports all efforts to reject discrimination of Muslim Women’s right to participate in physical activity and sport at every level, including all major international sport events.


In recent years the Association has been active on this topic internationally. A major event was the International Seminar held in Oman in 2008 with delegates from 14 countries –  Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. One outcome was the "Accept and Respect-Declaration".

Three statements are highlighted here:


1.    Islam  is  an  enabling religion that endorses women’s participation in physical activity.
2.    We recommend that people working in the sport and education systems accept and respect the diverse ways in which Muslim women and girls practise their religion and participate  in  sport and physical activity,  for example, choices of activity, dress and gender grouping.
3.    We urge  international  sport federations to show their commitment to inclusion by ensuring that their dress codes for competition embrace Islamic requirements, taking into account the principles of propriety, safety and integrity.

In the recent past, the International Association has also written to Sports Governing Bodies in support of all Muslim women’s right to honour the preference for Islamic dress; for example to FIFA, the Weight-Lifting and Badminton International Federations.

Regarding this event in Tehran, it was clear that the opportunity of having a separate Department for Women’s Sport in the Ministry or any Sport Organization can be an important step for empowering women in Islamic countries.

Finally we express our appreciation to the Islamic Republic of IRAN for supporting the participation of Iranian women in physical activity, physical education and sports.

Note: You can also read IAPESGW's full report on the event in the 'Update' below




Host selected for our 18th World Congress in 2017
We are very pleased to announce that Barry University, Miami Shores, Miami, USA will host the next IAPESGW World Congress on  11 – 13 May 2017.
Barry University has produced a promotional video for the event - please view the short preview of the excellent venue for our 18th Congress

 


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

Access an advert for the conference

 



Hosted by Barry University
School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences
Miami, Florida USA
For more information email

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Visit the confrence website: www.barry.edu/iapesgw



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

It was a very successful event - we will be providing a report on the event in the next few weeks.

 



Other key events

Below is a list of conferences and other events of interest to our members. Please visit the 'Conferences around the world' page on our website to view more information on each event: