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A report from our Regional Congress in 2019.....

 

IAPESGW European Regional Congress and IAPESGW 70th Anniversary, 10 – 13 July 2019, Madrid

The IAPESGW European Regional Congress took place in Madrid – Spain at the Universidad Europea from Madrid. It coincided with the celebration of IAPESGW 70th anniversary. We were fortunate enough to enjoy a variety of activities and to enjoy a very rich academic program. The opening ceremony took place at Salón Real – Edificio de la Panaderia in downtown Madrid and we were fortunate enough to enjoy the welcome speech of Sofía Miranda, councillor and responsible for sport of Madrid city and we also had the chance to exchange with Marisol Casado, member of the IOC and Chair of the IOC Gender Equality Review Project........

View a full report on the events


2019




IAPESGW - International Update, August 2019 (31 August 2019)
This month’s edition includes details of the publication of the latest history of IAPESGW, 1999 – 2019, in two parts – written text and pictorial record. Congratulations to Tansin Benn on producing this excellent record of IAPESGW’s work over the last 20-year period.
View the August edition






IAPESGW - International Update, July 2019 (31 July 2019)
This month's edition includes news from: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA and Venezuela.
View the July edition





IAPESGW - International Update, June 2019 (30 June 2019)
This month's edition carries news from: Australia, France, New Zealand, Spain, UK and USA.
View the June edition





IAPESGW - International Update, May 2019 (31 May 2019)
This month we have news of international trips made by our president  President Rosa López de D’Amico; international news affecting areas of our work / interest and news from a number of countries which we hope is of interest - including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hungary, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.
View the May edition

 
Another news item for May 2019:
Letter to Sebastian Coe, IAAF President, from IWG, WSI and IAPESGW




IAPESGW - International Update, April 2019 (30 April 2019)
This month we cover news of recognition for our President Rosa López de D’Amico for her work with ICSSPE. ICSSPE Executive Board Member Rosa López de D’Amico received a plaque of recognition for her work she had conducted on the advisory board of the Faculty of Sport Organisation at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico.
View the April edition


IAPESGW - International Update, March 2019 (31 March 2019)
Covering news from around the world - including items celebrating International Women's Day. There are news items from: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea,  Span, UK and USA.
View the March edition


IAPESGW - International Update, February 2019 (28 February 2019)
Includes news from the following countries:  Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada (where at their Winter Games athletes will be able to live and compete as the gender they identify with), France, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, UK, Northern Ireland and USA.
View the February edition


IAPESGW - International Update, January 2019 (31 January 2019)

This month's edition includes news from: Australia, Canada, Columbia, France, The Gambia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Syria, UK and USA.

View the January edition



2018

IAPESGW- 
International Update, December 2018 (20 December 2018)

This month's edition has international news and news from a good range of countries including: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Ireland, Norway, Spain, UK and USA.
Our president Rosa López de D’Amico sends a ‘Seasonal Message’ to you in this month’s edition.
View the December edition




IAPESGW - International Update, November 2018 (30 November 2018)
This month's edition has international news and news from a good range of countries including: Australia, Bahrain, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Spain, UK and USA.

IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite,  reminds you in her editorial that we are asking for abstracts for Madrid 2019 IAPESGW Regional Congress by 1 February 2019. Also, that we are producing a history of IAPESGW from 1999 to 2019 and are requesting input from members - the deadline to send information to Tansin Benn, who is collating the document, is 7 December please.
View the November edition



IAPESGW - International Update, October 2018 (31 October 2018)
Another full edition, with news items from a good range of countries, including: Australia, Barbados, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Fiji, Iran, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite  writes in her editorial:

"There have been many significant events and initiatives around the world over the month of October.

To start with IAPESGW conducted  its Cuban Regional Congress in Havana (22-26 October) , combined with an Executive Board meeting, so catch news of this  by reading President Rosa's report.

We return  to the IAAF  regulations and report the delay in the implementation of the  new ruling until  the appeal by Castor  Semenya to CAS  has been resolved.

Did you know that FIFA has released  a strategy  for women's football?  Some would say 'about time' ".............

We are keen to hear from our members and representatives across the world, so please share your news and information in future editions.

View the October edition






IAPESGW - International Update, September 2018 (30 September 2018)


This month it is a packed edition, with news item from a good range of countries, including: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, Iran, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.
We are keen to hear from our members and representatives across the world, so please share your news and information in future editions.
View the September edition




IAPESGW - International Update August 2018 (31 August 2018)

Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this edition.
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite writes in her editorial:

 

As this edition goes out the US Open tennis tournament is under way in New York, with a hot and humid start to the week.  On day two, six men withdrew from their matches but no women.  What a strong competitive lot we are!

Did you know that the US Open Tennis tournament was the first to pay equal prize money for women and men players, back in 1973?
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View the August edition



IAPESGW - International Update July 2018 (31 July 2018)

Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this edition.
In this month's editorial  IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite comments on the disturbing news of sexual assault and harassment at the European University Games recently held in Portugal; comparing this with the handling of sexual harassment allegations at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, held earlier this year.
View the July edition

 



IAPESGW - International Update June 2018 (30 June 2018)

Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this edition.
In this month's editorial  IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite explains why we are covering the IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification in some depth. Hopefully, we are giving you a fair and balanced picture of this serious issue. She also asks you to send your comments, whether positive or negative, to the Editor and we will include in our next edition.
View the June edition




IAPESGW Statement on new IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (22 June 2018)

The IAAF issued new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification for events from 400m to the mile, including 400m, hurdles races, 800m, 1500m, one mile races and combined events over the same distances. These new regulations, approved by the IAAF Council in March 2018, will come into effect in November 2018.

For almost 70 years, IAPESGW has represented the interests of girls and women at all levels and in all areas of physical education, dance and sport.

IAPESGW promotes values like human dignity, gender equity, and respect for diversity in sport and therefore expresses strong concerns regarding these new regulations for female classification.

The new eligibility ruling is predominantly based on IAAF research and internal consultations. IAPESGW calls for independent research and consultations with experts and academics outside IAAF.

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View the full statement

 




IAPESGW - International Update May 2018 (31 May 2018)

Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this edition.
In this month's editorial  IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite introduces our president's report on the IWG Conference held in Botswana in May, etc.
View the May edition



IAPESGW - International Update April 2018 (30 April 2018)
Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this edition.
In this month's editorial  IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite comments on the recently held Commonwealth Games.
View the April edition


Anita White Foundation Newsletter, Issue 19, April 2018                                                                                                                                         
Our spring newsletter contains exciting developments with the Women's Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) and the success of its graduates, news about our involvement at the forthcoming World Conference on Women and Sport, and updates on the various activities undertaken by AWF Scholars.
View the spring newsletter



IAPESGW - International Update March 2018 (31 March 2018)

Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this edition.
This month we have news from around the world as people celebrated International Women's Day - sport was on the agenda for many....
View the March edition






IAPESGW 18th Congress - Book of Abstracts                                                                                                           
We are pleased to give you access to the material from our Congress in this 83-page document - giving you sight of some of the key submissions delivered over the course of the event held at Barry University, Florida , 18 - 20 May 2017.
View the Book of Abstracts



IAPESGW - International Update February 2018 (28 February 2018)

Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this edition.
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite says in her editorial: 
The sport highlight this month has been the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. One of the unbelievable successes, and creating Olympic history, was Czech athlete Esther Ledecha who won two gold medals in two  winter sports: Women’s Parallel and the Giant Slalom: the first time a male or female athlete has done this.
View the February edition



IAPESGW - International Update January 2018 (31 January 2018)

Our members provide news and information of relevance to the Association's fields for this first edition for 2018
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite
 says in her editorial: 
Remember International Women’s Day is approaching on March 8th.  The IWD has announced the theme for 2018 is: #PressforProgress , so join activists to take action and transform women’s lives!
View the January edition


Our  event in the autumn this year......



IAPESGW Regional event - International Congress Cubamotricidad
22 - 26 October 2018, Havana Convention Center, Cuba
The World Organization of Stimulation, Education and Child Development (OMEEDI), the International Association of Physical Education and Sports for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), the International Association of Sports for All (TAFISA) with the National Institute of Sports , Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) of the Republic of Cuba, with the auspice of prestigious institutions and international organizations are convening the International Congress Cubamotricidad 2018, which will take place from October 22nd to 26th at the Havana Convention Center, Cuba.

View a flyer for the event in English

View a flyer for the event in Spanish




IAPESGW - International Update December 2017 (21 December 2017)

This month our members have provided news and information of relevance to the Association's fields of interest a little earlier to take into account this key holiday period around the world.
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite
says in her editorial:
At this busy time of the year may you enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday season and good health and happiness in the New Year
View the December edition


IAPESGW - International Update November 2017 (30 November 2017)
Each month our Executive Board members provide news and information which is of relevance to the Association's fields of interest.
IAPESGW's Communications Director, Janice Crosswhite
says in her editorial:
"This month’s edition is over 30 pages so many thanks to all our wonderful contributors.  We cover news from 15 countries, starting with highlights in international sport and organisations."
View the November edition


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 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

 




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)

                                          

                


                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 


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.

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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:

 Announcing our Regional Congress for 2019.....