Conference Summaries

The following is a list of Women in Sport conferences and summaries of the proceedings taken by members of WSI.

WSI at ‘European / Middle East Network’ meeting, Alexandria University, Egypt,
October 11th – 15th 2010

Between Oct 11th – 15th 2010 Alexandria University hosted an international symposium with representatives from IAPESGW, ICSSPE, WSI and SAAW. The purpose was to develop the ‘European and Middle East network’ to improve global reach through international networks on gender and sport related knowledge exchange across Europe and the Middle East. Delegates came from Egypt, Oman, Lebanon, UK, Germany, Denmark, Norway (Iran / Turkey).
Delegates shared aims and knowledge of international networks and discussed potential for further collaboration for the benefit of global reach. A presentation of delegates’ work and research was made to University of Alexandria’s Faculty and students. Further research and development links were discussed. Download the Final Statement .pdf.

WSI at ACSM Conference, June 1-6, 2010 – Baltimore, USA
Consensus Statement from WSI Conference Addressing the Issue of Disorders of Sexual Differentiation (DSD)
The conference was held in June in conjunction with the Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. More…

WSI at ISCEMIS 2008, Guangzhou, China
WSI held a symposium at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport in Guangzhou, China from 1-4 August, 2008. More...

Japan Society of Sport and Gender Studies
The Report of Sixth Anniversary Conference (2007)is now available.
The Seventh Conference is scheduled for July 2008. More...

ATTC Women’s Meeting at Parapan American Games Rio 2007
The first Women’s Meeting organized by the ATTC (Americas Table Tennis Committee for the disabled) was held, during the Parapan American Games Rio 2007. More... Also available in Spanish, click here.

Japan Society of Sport and Gender Studies
Report of Fifth Anniversary Conference available, Sixth Conference scheduled for July 2007. More...

Lausanne IF Women's Network - June 8, 2007
The Lausanne IF Women's Network met on 8 June 2007 at the Headquarters of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The network is an initiative of Lilamani de Soysa, ITTF Project Manager and IWG member, and Brigitte Zuffrey from the International Motorcycling Federation, who both attended the IWG World Conference in Kumamoto, Japan. Following the conference, in the spirit of the Kumamoto Commitment to Collaboration, they formed the network for women in International Federations in Lausanne. WSI Executive Committee member Johanna Adriaanse (Vescio) joined them at the meeting in which several exciting plans were developed. To download the report, click here. (.pdf)

Gender Equity in Sport for Social Change - Casablanca, Morocco, May 2007 (story about conference and road race)

South East Asia Women in Sport Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept 2006

Women and Sport Conference - Kumomoto, Japan, May 2006

WSI Conference, St. Louis, USA June 2nd, 2002

Japan Society for Sport and Gender Studies, Osaka, Japan June 2002

Women’s World Conference, Tromso, Norway June 1999

Brighton Declaration, Brighton England, May 1994


Other conference information

Network to Further Women in Sport Holds Inaugural Meeting at ITTF Headquarters
A `Think Tank’ to help promote the presence of women in sport held its first meeting at the offices of the International Table Tennis Federation in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday 1st September 2006. More...

Seminar to Celebrate “International Year of Sport & Physical Education 2005”
Prof. Dr. Akhlaq Ahmed. Pro-Vice Chancellor, (University of Karachi) was The Chief Guest of closing ceremony of the Seminar on International Year of Sport and Physical Education-2005 held in Karachi, Pakistan on 9th December 2005. He addressed the delegates of the Seminar and said that the celebration of the International year of Sport & Physical Education-2005 is symbol of our participation in the Universal community. More...

2nd Magglingen Conference: Call for greater commitment from all players
December 6, 2005 - Over 400 participants from 70 countries at the 2nd Magglingen Conference on Sport and Development in Magglingen, Switzerland, adopted a Call to Action today, resolving to use sport to improve the quality of education and health, eradicate poverty, and foster peace and tolerance.
Download the Call to Action .doc 143 KB | Download the Press release .doc 158 KB

IOC Medical Commission focus on the health of athletes
(November 2005) Protecting the health of the athlete is the primary goal of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission (IOC MC). Recently two Consensus Conferences of interest to WSI members were convened at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The results of the Conferences: 1. The effect of the Female Athlete Triad on the health and performance of the female athlete, and 2. Training the Elite Child Athlete can be found at:

UN Millennium Project Task Force 3 on Education and Gender Equality reports are now downloadable. For details, click here. (June 2005)

Women and Sport Seminar Resolutions, Pretoria South Africa, 27 November 2004

The Recommendations of the International Conference on Women’s Sports for Peace and Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, 18-19 November 2004.

III World conference on women and sport: recommendations - Morocco, 2004, from the IOC website.

Report from WomenSport International to the IWG meeting in London, 8-9 Nov. 2003

2003 Gay & Lesbian Athletics Conference: Heros Among Us, Gay & Lesbian Athletics Foundation, March 28, 2003 (GLAF web site)

2002 World Conference on Women and Sport, Montreal, Canada, May 2002 (IWG web site)

2nd World Conference on Women and Sport, Windhoek, Namibia, May 1998 (IWG web site)


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