Welcome to IWG
Empowering women – Advancing sport
Our story began in 1994 with the first World Conference on Women and Sport in Brighton, UK and the debut of the Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport. Chapter by chapter our story has continued with the help of thousands of dedicated women and men the world over.
Our independent coordinating body is currently located in Gaborone, Botswana for the 2014 – 2018 quadrennial term and led by renowned international experts in the field who contribute their unique expertise to achieving the IWG’s mission: Empowering women – Advancing sport
Past IWG World Conferences And Their Legacies
The IWG World Conferences on Women and Sport are milestone events, which every four years focus global attention on specific goals and action steps aimed at offering men and women equal opportunities in the sport arena.
The economic, social and cultural impact of the many hundreds of delegates representing nations from all continents is significant and has resulted in concrete benefits for the previous host countries.
The heart of Southern Africa
Welcome to simply the best part of Africa, Botswana, a land of unmatched beauty, abundant in wildlife and rich in culture, giving it a magical and dreamlike quality, from its prominent salt pans to diamond rich deserts and lush flood plains. Since peacefully gaining its independence 1966, Botswana has managed to exploit its wealth of underground resources, especially diamonds, to develop not only its diverse economy but also its people.