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The archive comprises papers accumulated by leaders in the women’s sports movement.
The International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG)
The vision of the IWG is to realize a sustainable sporting culture that enables and values the full involvement of women in every aspect of sport. The mission is to be a catalyst for the advancement and empowerment of women and sport globally.
International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW)
IAPESGW is an organisation with a primary aim to support and bring together like-minded professionals from around the world who are working in the fields of physical education, dance and sport.
Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF)
WSFF is a charity that campaigns to make physical activity an everyday part of life for women and girls.
Sport and Recreation Alliance (SARA)
The Sport and Recreation Alliance is the umbrella organisation for the governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK and represents more than 320 members – organisations like the FA, the Rugby Football Union, UK Athletics, the Ramblers, British Rowing and the Royal Academy of Dance.
Thier role, like every trade association, is to speak up on their behalf, represent their views and to provide them with services which make their life easier.
International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)
The sociology of sport, while grounded in sociology, has always been much more of a social science of sport. In addition to sociology, work in the field encompasses history, political science, human geography, anthropology, social psychology and economics. Also, the new off-shoots of sociology such as, cultural studies, media studies, and gender studies, are well represented in the field.
Membership of ISSA is open to all who share the objectives and mission statement of ISSA.
The International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
The main purpose of the Council is to serve as an international “umbrella” organisation concerned with the promotion and dissemination of results and findings in the field of sport science and their practical application in cultural and educational contexts.
Its aims are to contribute to the awareness of human values inherent in sport and physical activity, to improve health and physical well-being, and to develop physical activity, physical education and sport in all countries to a high level.
European Women and Sport
European Women and Sport is a free-standing group which consists of representatives and contact persons related to or interested in gender equality work of non-governmental or governmental sports organisations and bodies in their respective countries.
International Development through Sport UK (IDS)
IDS is about ‘harnessing the power of sport to change lives’ in deprived communities primarily in Africa. It uses sport to empower, mobilise and inspire youth and to reintegrate them into society. IDS is about teaching youth leadership and life skills, breaking down barriers, tackling stigma and bridging cultural and ethnic divides. IDS works with grassroots organisations in countries to deliver sports programmes that engage and empower youth.
National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR), Zambia
NOWSPAR was founded ‘after the realisation that the right to sport is one of the most disregarded rights; this affects women even more because of the gender realities we live in. Our values are equity, respect, excellence, empowerment, fair-play and dignity. We are concerned about all types of women and girls and their involvement ranging from Olympic medalists, children skipping rope and the elderly women playing board games, this is reflected in our theme Every Body Matters!’
Swiss Academy for Development (SAD)
The Swiss Academy for Development (SAD) is a practice-oriented research institute that promotes development opportunities for children and young people who experience rapid and often conflictual processes of change, and encourages their participation in society.