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WSI at the UN in NY:

WomenSport International together with the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) and the Womens Sports Foundation (USA), presented a workshop at a parallel event during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on 1 March 2010 in New York. The title of the workshop was “CEDAW as a tool to promote gender equality in physical activity and sport”.

Speakers included Carole Oglesby, Past-President WomenSport International, Johanna Adriaanse, Chair IWG and Martha Brady, Senior Associate Population Council.

Following the presentation people from Uganda to New-Zealand, from Switzerland to South-Africa joined in a lively discussion. Prior to CSW on 27 and 28 Feb, Carole and Johanna also attended the NGO Global Forum for women to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. This was a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our partnership with the UN and advocate for women and sport.

(March 2010)

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