Anita White & Deena Scoretz
For the International Working Group on women and Sport (IWG)

Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
Message from the Co-Chairs

Chapter 1: Background and Context

A) First world conference in Brighton, UK in 1994
B) Work started between 1994 and 1998
C) Second world conference in Windhoek, Namibia in 1998
D) Work of the IWG and progress made between 1998 and 2002

Chapter 2: Progress on the Windhoek Call for Action

  1. Develop action plans
  2. Reach out beyond the current boundaries of the sport sector
  3. Promote and share information about the positive contribution of girls' and women's involvement in sport
  4. Build the capacity of women as leaders and decision-makers
  5. Avert the "world crisis in physical education"
  6. Encourage the media to positively portray and significantly cover girls' and women's involvement in sport
  7. Ensure a safe and supportive environment for girls and women participating in sport
  8. Ensure that policies and programs recognise the differences and diversity among women
  9. Recognize the importance of governments to sport development
  10. Ensure that Official Development Assistance programs provide equal opportunities for girls' and women's development
  11. Encourage more women to become researchers in sport, and more
    research to be undertaken on critical issues relating to women in sport

Chapter 3: The A - Z of World Wide Action

1. International Organisations
  • International and Regional Governmental Organisations
  • International Multi-Sport Organisations and Sport Federations
  • International Physical Education and Sport Science Organisations
2. Regional Organisations and National Reports
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia and the Middle East
  • Arab Region
  • Europe
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Oceania

Chapter 4: Review of Progress and Conclusions