The International Conference on Gender Equity in Sports for Social Change was hosted by the Association of Kigali Women In Sports (AKWOS) and held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 23rd - 24th June 2008.
It was attended by members of the Regional Initiative for Women Advancement in Sports (RIWAS), a regional initiative established by AKWOS, representatives from government partners, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, development partners and UN agencies. Juliana Jones Yassoda who attended the 4th IWG World Conference in Kumamoto is a member of RIWAS.
At this conference keynote speakers including the Minister of Sports and Culture in Rwanda; a representative of the Forum for Women Parliamentarians in Rwanda; and a representative of the United Nations Development Fund for Women, reaffirmed the provisions of regional and international frameworks for the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment.
Committee members of RIWAS were elected and strategies for promotion and women empowerment in sports for social change on a regional, national and international level were identified.
Autor/a: Association of Kigali Women In Sports (AKWOS)