Links on gender

Background info and resources

Results of 2007 and 2008 conferences on Gender Equity in Sport for Social Change.

Information and resources on gender equality and the empowerment of women. An overview of gender mainstreaming has been developed which outlines the lessons learned from implementation of the strategy and provides some guidance on approaches and methods in different areas of the work of the United Nations.

United Nations Development Fund for Women

Information on the Worldbanks' Gender Action Plan. Resources, Statistics and Best Practices. World Bank Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Paper is also available as a download. This paper presents the World Bank's strategy for mainstreaming gender-responsive actions into its development assistance work.

Sectoral gender checklist (downloadable) developed by the Asian Development Bank to assist ADB staff and consultants to address gender issues in the preparation of projects in different sectors. These checklist and Best Practices provide step-by-step guides to promote gender inclusiveness of projects and programmes.

UNDP Gender advises, supports and facilitates United Nations Development Program (UNDP) activities related to gender. This site provides an extensive range of online resources, including the newsletter UNDP Gender Beat.

Population Council research in this area explores how social, economic, and cultural factors such as gender roles and responsibilities affect individuals' reproductive and sexual health.

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.

Presentations of the Women, Gender and Sport in Africa symposium February 24 th, 2006.

The International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) is an independent coordinating body consisting of representatives of key non-governmental organizations from different regions of the world. It has the over arching objectives of promoting and facilitating the development of opportunities for girls and women in sport and physical activity throughout the world.

International Association for Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW)

The mission of Women Sport International is to develop sport for women around the globe through the application of research, education and advocacy.

European Women and Sport Group (EWS)

Ensuring sport and physical activity is accessible and affordable to all people should be a priority for all decision makers. However, for girls and women special efforts are needed if the gender gap is ever to be eliminated. This toolkit contains 20 tools to help bring about change in communities, organisations and institutions.

Participatory movies shot during the Casablanca 2007 conference