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European College of Sport Science
The European College of Sport Science is an international non-profit
organization founded in Nice, France in 1995. Its purpose is the
promotion of science and research, with special attention to the
interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine. http://www.ecss.mobi/
International Platform on Sport
The first International Conference on Sport & Development held
between February 16-18, 2003 in Magglingen near Biel/Bienne brought
together around 380 representatives from the international political
scene, United Nations agencies, national and international sports
organizations, the media as well as numerous athletes past and present.
The ideas and propositions that were developed during the conference
crystallized in the Magglingen Declaration and Recommendations,
representing a strong commitment to intensify the use of sport in
The International Platform on Sport & Development
provides different actors with a common working platform containing
a database of Sport & Development projects worldwide, an agenda
of upcoming conferences and events, a listing of both job and volunteer
opportunities, an archive, as well as press releases and general
information for the public.
Visit their web site at: http://www.sportanddev.org
International Olympic Committee Women and Sport Working Group
The IOC President established a "Women and Sport" Working
Group in December 1995, to advise him and the Executive Board on
related issues. The Working Group, which like all IOC commissions
and working groups is only an advisory body, is composed of representatives
of the three components of the Olympic Movement (IOC, IFs, NOCs)
as well as an athletes representative and independent members.
The Chair of the Working Group is Anita L. DEFRANTZ, a member of
Fund for Women
The Global Fund has been supporting women's human rights groups
around the world for 12 years. The total amount The Global fund
has given in grants recently passed the $11 million mark! Their
web site includes all the information a potential grantee needs
to submit an application. It also informs visitors about the grants
already funded, their funders, and how the Global Fund operates.
Working Group on Women and Sport
The IWG is an independent coordinating body consisting of representatives
of key government and non-government organisations from all regions
of the world. WomenSport International has a representative member
on the IWG. The IWG has the over-arching objective of promoting
and facilitating the development of opportunities for girls and
women in sport and physical activity throughout the world.
The IWG was established in 1994 at the 1st World Conference on
Women and Sport held in Brighton, United Kingdom. Subsequent World
Conferences have taken place every four years in Windhoek, Nambia
(1998), Montreal, Canada (2002), Kumamoto, Japan (2006) and Sydney,
Currently, the IWG is co-chaired by Ms Raija Mattila and Johanna
Adriaanse and based in Finland in preparation for the 6th IWG World
Conference on Women and Sport which will be held from 12 - 15 June
2014 in Helsinki. The IWG conferences are recognised as landmark
events which raise the profile of women and sport issues, demonstrate
commitment to effecting positive change and highlight the host community's
contributions to success in this area. Most importantly, well attended
world conferences stimulate action at national, regional and international
Its website (www.iwg-gti.org)
provides a wide variety of information including up-to-date news
articles from around the globe, conference information and legacy
documents, international events calendar, information on our grant
program in partnership with WomenWin, resources in multiple languages
and much more.
For further information please contact Ms Kate Laine at the IWG
Womens Sports Jobs is an innovative online career center for women
seeking careers in sports.
in Sports Careers Foundation
Womens in Sports Careers Foundation is dedicated to providing women
and girls professional guidance, education and support to pursue
and manage sports related careers.
and Lesbian Athletic Foundation.
Last year we held our first international conference. It was a huge
success by our standard, drawing in over 350 attendees nationally
as well as internationally. We used the first year to gauge where
we were and establish the issues, and now this year we have titled
the conference "taking on the challenge" as we will look
to dive into the issues and establish a plan of action. Details
coming soon. www.glaf.org
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment.
Many of the resources from the UK Social Science Information Gateway
have been transferred here after SOSIG closed in 2011. Follow this
link to the Social
A similar resource on Social Science Resources is: http://onlinephd.org/resources/social-sciences-resources/
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Australian Womensport and Recreation
Association Inc (AWRA)
The Australian Womensport and Recreation Association Inc (AWRA)
is an enthusiastic and dynamic national volunteer association “to
provide advocacy and leadership for the progress and facilitation
of opportunities for Australian women and girls in and through sport,
physical activity and recreation” (Mission Statement).
AWRA was incorporated in July 2005 as a not-for-profit organisation
It has received strong support from the state-based women’s
sport bodies from around Australia to act as an umbrella body and
independent “consumer voice” for girls and women.
AWRA has been successful in receiving federal government project
funding from the Office for Women and the Australian Sports Commission.
Look at our website: www.australianwomensport.com.au
for more information on projects and how to join.
In the first half of 2009 a national leadership training program
of one day workshops is being implemented around Australia. This
is supported by facts sheets and mentoring, with online support
through web modules on leadership on AWRA’s website.
AWRA membership is open to sporting organisations and individuals
– both females and male –who support AWRA’s aims.
Individuals may join at no cost while the annual fee for organisations
is $55 (incl GST).
President : Janice Crosswhite OAM; email email@example.com
To promote and improve women's roles in sport fields and events
as a basic goal ; covers different women's sport activities all
around the country and in international levels .
To get more informations on news , structure, and the number of
women participating in different sport fields the web site ( www.ir-ws.com
) is available in English .
Contact: Tahereh Taherian Deputy president of physical education
organization in charge of womensport affairs (I.R.IRAN) and the
president of Iran womensports federation.
Association of Women in Sport
JAWS is a non-profit organization whose major mission is
to create a more gender equitable society by means of sport. In
order to achieve our major mission, special attention will be first
given to promote women's participation in sport and to increase
the number of oppotunities for women's leadership. Further, by enhancing
the quality of and improving the status of women in sport, we will
strive for enhancing the quality of and improving the status of
women in society.
Japan Society for Sport and Gender
JSSGS was founded in June 2002. Our mission is to "achieve
gender equality and impartiality in sport" and to "build
a gender biased-free sport culture," and to achieve those goals
we hold periodical conferences; publish research journals; and release
information on our webpage. http://www.jssgs.org/English/e-index.htm
(revised July 2006)
Pakistan Association For Women Sport
See the WSI
Advocacy section for details on the Pakistan Association for
Among the goals of the association:
- Promote the importance of sports as mean for bridging cross-culture
difference and conflict and engendering attitude, which enhance
cooperation, peace and development in the country and internationally.
- Provide an opportunity to learn more and discuss about common
issue particularly women in sports and their participation in
- Promote others to the development need of Pakistan particularly
those relating to young women.
The Executive Committee of Pakistan Association of Women
Mrs. Rizwana Arshad, President
Mrs. Farzana Javed, Vice President
Mrs. Rahat Khanum, Secretary General
Mrs. Majida Hameed, Deputy Secretary General
Mr. Noushad Ahmed Khan, Chief Executive
Mr. Abdul Karim Mughal, Director Development
2nd Floor, C-2 Shazco House, Block 13/A
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. Pakistan
Women's Sports and Fitness Foundation
is an organization devoted towards the empowerment of women through
sports and fitness. The Foundation has pursued this goal from 1995
along with our humble quest to enlighten women on the significance
of sports and fitness as a national agenda. The WSFFM is the first
non-governmental organization (NGO) in Malaysia to be affiliated
with the National Council of Women's Organization (NCWO).
The membership drive campaign, which serves as a true testimony
of women solidarity in sport and fitness has acquired thousands
of members and the number keeps increasing rapidly. The Foundation
has been conducting a wide spectrum of projects ranging from sports
for all to fitness and high performance sports. In 2005, the Foundation
organized jointly with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS), the
National Sports Council (NSC) and the National Sports Associations
(NSA) the first National Women's Games (NWG). In addition it has
organized a women's coaching convention with eminent international
speakers, 4x4 Woman Challenge, Power Walk Series, Young Woman's
Health Seminar, annual Aerobics Convention, the annual National
Aerofit Challenge, and National and International Women’s
Sports and Fitness Conventions which involved both local and international
The patron of WSFFM, YB Dato' Sri Azalina Dato' Othman Said, is
a leader with distinction, inspiring and truly sincere in making
a difference in women's life. It's indeed an honour for the Foundation
to have the first woman Minister of Youth and Sports as our Chairperson.
The Foundation strives at continuing its sincere efforts to empower
women, foster friendships, to achieve peace and solidarity among
the community through sports.
Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical
CAAWS is a national advocacy organization in Canada whose mission
is the ensure that girls and women in sport and physical activity
have access to a complete range of opportunities and choices and
have equity as participants and leaders.
Promotion Plus is a provincial umbrella organization representing
girls and women in physical activity and sport in British Columbia,
Canada It is housed in the B.C. Administrative Centre for Sport
and Recreation in Vancouver and works closely with Sport B.C. and
other provincial sport and recreation organizations. Their current
active network is approximately 1,900 individuals and organizations.
The vision of Promotion Plus is to ensure that all girls and women
in physical activity and sport in the province of British Columbia
have access to a complete range of choices and opportunities; have
equity as participants, competitors and leaders; and become fully
participatory and actualize their potential.
Women's Sports Foundation (United States)
The WSF in the United States is a national non-profit, educational,
member based organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing sports
and fitness experience for all girls and women. At their site, you'll
find many documents on topics and issues in women's sports, information
on over 70 different sports, biographies of over 100 champion female
athletes, and how to apply for $250,000 in grants. You will also
find a Girl's Sport and Fitness Zone, a Women's Sports World, and
a Women's Fitness World. The WSF is also online with America Online.
Women's Sports Foundation (United Kingdom)
The WSF in the is the only organisation in the UK that is solely
committed to improving and promoting opportunities for women and
girls in sport at every level. Their vision is: "To pursue
and promote equity for women in and through sport." The WSF
recognises, however, that women and girls are not all the same and
that sport is an area where women and girls still face a range of
different barriers to participation. The WSF is a registered charity
with five key aims:
- increase awareness about the issues surrounding women and girls
involvement in sport;
- support women and girls to become involved in sport at all
levels and in all capacities;
- encourage organisations to improve access to sporting opportunities
for women and girls;
- challenge instances of inequality in sport and seek to bring
about change; and
- raise the visibility of all British Sportswomen.
The Israeli organization for Physical Education & Sport for
Girls and Women, is affiliated with both WSI and the International
Association of Physical Education & Sport for Girls & Women.
It was established in 1980, with a membership of approximately 50
(all women), consisting of past and present ranked female athletes,
academicians in various areas of sports and physical education teachers.
The organization is voluntary and self financed.
Contact - Dr. Sima Zach: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hellenic Union for Promoting Women in Sport and Physical Activity
P.E.P.G.A.S) was founded in 1994, by a group of women working in
the field of Sport and Physical Education. P.E.P.G.A.S is a national
voluntary organization and its office is located in Thessaloniki.
Contact -Yvonne Harahousou, Greece: email@example.com
This site serves as a public service, informational campaign designed
to educate the public about Title IX. Simply stated, Title IX is
a law passed in the United States in 1972 that requires gender equity
for boys and girls in every educational program that receives US
Many people have never heard of Title IX. Most people who know about
Title IX think it applies only to sports, but athletics is only
one of 10 key areas addressed by the law. These areas are: Access
to Higher Education, Career Education, Education for Pregnant and
Parenting Students, Employment, Learning Environment, Math and Science,
Sexual Harassment, Standardized Testing and Technology. (Click below
to go to their website.)
Sports (Michigan, USA)
Providing resources and information on Women's and Girls sports
and the opportunities for female athletes to participate in sports