Pride House Tokyo is hosting the special seminar on “Fair and Equitable Eligibility Criteria for ALL Athletes” on November 4, 2022 supported by WomenSport International (WSI) and the Japan Olympic Committee. Additionally, several WSI members are involved in this special program. “In cooperation with Women Sport International, Joanna Harper, a Ph.D. researcher for transgender athletic performance at Loughborough University (UK), will deliver the keynote lecture with the latest data. We will discuss fair and equitable eligibility criteria for ALL athletes – including transgender athletes with national and international experts.”
Safe Sport International (SSI) is looking for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who is an experienced, dynamic senior officer who will bring both exceptional business skills (at strategic and operational levels) and a passion for our mission.
South African Women and Sport Foundation (SAWASF) is hosting the National Advocacy Conference on August 27-28, 2022 focusing on “advancing gender equality in South African Sport – Finding real solutions -“. This is the SAWASF’s 5th conference, that will bring together experts, practitioners, athletes and other specialists to find real solutions to continued gender equality challenges facing women and sport.
WSI is calling for nominations for our upcoming Board elections. This is an opportunity for you to contribute to improving gender equity in sport through research-informed international advocacy toward policy changes that benefit girls and women around the world and to lead in promoting the rights of all women to participate in all levels of sport.
As major international organizations for women in sport and physical education, we express our deep concern on the recent article “IOC heeds calls to embed rights” published by Sport and Rights Alliance (https://sportandrightsalliance.org/olympics-ioc-heeds-calls-) and Sportanddev.org on June 7, 2022 (https://www.sportanddev.org/en/article/news/ioc-heeds-calls-embed-rights?mc_cid=dde93f6ddf&mc_eid=5d06848270).
“WomenSport International has a new task force collating scientific evidence that it hopes will help sports organizations as they ponder the future of trans women’s participation.” “I just throw my hands up at the idea that the science is clear,” said board member Oglesby