It is with great pleasure that we release the first Catalyst e-newsletter issue of the new year. Things have been moving at a fast pace here at the IWG Secretariat in Helsinki, and I am happy to report some important achievements and some exciting things yet on the horizon.
One of the main goals of the IWG Secretariat is to foster and facilitate communication with and between the various stakeholders within the women and sports movement and beyond. To contribute to this aim, the IWG Secretariat has added a 'Resources' section to the IWG website.
Babac’Ards is a non-profit association created in 2005 by Boris Diaw-Riffiod with his close friends and relatives including his mother Elizabeth Riffiod. Our mission is to offer solidarity actions for development. To this aim, each year we organize basketball camps in different cities of Senegal with the concept of training sessions for boys and girls in three or four different places each year.
Even though sport is the largest social movement in Europe, women are still, in general, not physically active enough and remain underrepresented in sport decision-making bodies. For this reason, ENGSO, an umbrella organization of European sports, developed the WILD project, which is women-targeted mentoring and training project.
Catherine Ndereba. Tegla Loroupe. Caster Semenya. These names are widely recognised both in Africa and around the world. However, despite the importance of sport in the lives of many women and men in Africa, women’s sport is a relatively undeveloped area of academic research.