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IAPESGW membership brochure
This 2-page brochure provides you with a background to the organisation; giving brief details on:

  • Our aims                                                  Image from our brochure
  • Our vision - including 'Values statement'
  • Membership
  • Our Executive Board
  • What we do

Please take a look at the latest edition of the brochure (June 2013)

Our membership brochure is available in alternative languages:

In German

In Farsi

In Spanish

In Portuguese

History of IAPESGW - a presentation
Our past president (2005 - 2009) and current Board member Darlene Kluka gave a presentation on the history of IAPESGW at the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) Conference in Helsinki, June 2014, which we are now sharing with you all.
View the 19-slide presentation

Guiding you around our website

We are currently updating our website (taking place January - March 2017) and new pages will be created over this 3-month period.

As soon as this work has been completed we will be able to provide you with a new guide to our website.


IAPESGW Accept and Respect Declaration
Focus: Improving opportunities for Muslim women in physical activity (October 2010)

The ‘Accept and Respect’ declaration emerged from an international study week facilitated by Sultan Qaboos University, Oman in 2008.

The declaration was reaffirmed by a network meeting between IAPESGW (International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women), WSI (Women Sport International) and SAAW (Sport Association of Arab Women) at Alexandria University in October 2010.

Study group on physical education and sport for girls and women
Hosted by the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
11-16 February 2008

The study group, held under the aegis of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), included scholars, practitioners and administrators in physical education and sport, 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
The purpose of the group was both to affirm the value of physical education and sport in the lives of all the people of the world; and, by sharing a range of culturally and nationally diverse experiences, to identify means of improving the opportunities of Muslim women in and through sport and physical education.

The reaffirmed statement, October 2010 (currently only available in English):

Accept and Respect Declaration - October 2010

The 2008 declaration statement is available in a number of languages:

English version

Arabic version

Farsi version

German version

Portuguese version

Spanish version




Books addressing PE, sport and dance for girls and women and related topics written by IAPESGW members

We want to celebrate the publications from our members. If you would like to add your recent work to this listing, to help with advertising your work, please send details to any of the Executive Board members.

List of titles:

Muslim Women and Sport
(Available in paperback, 28 February 2012. Originally published in hardback July 2010)

Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement: From Europe to America (published August 2010)

Understanding American Sports (published July 2009)

View the full details on the 'Publications from IAPESGW members' page - please visit the page

Also, please visit the following pages to access more resources featured on our website:

Useful resources (including publications from non-members)


Archive for the IAPESGW 'Resource Update'