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Improving Gender Equity in Aotearoa New Zealand

Improving Gender Equity in Aotearoa New Zealand

At the IWG World Conference from 14 to 17 November 2022, Sport NZ has speakers, panels, lightning talks and poster talks advocating for positive change for women and girls in sport and recreation.  

See highlights on show at the conference below: 

Women and Girls Strategy 

Enabling women and girls to release their potential through play, active recreation and sport. The strategy focuses on three pillars – participation, leadership and value and visibility – which were highlighted at the conference.  Read the strategy and our commitments. 


It’s My Move campaign 

A behaviour change campaign supporting young women to be active. Read more on the It’s My Move website.  

Young Women's Funds 

Targeted investment to support young women to be more active. Watch a video case study about the impact of the funds.  


Gender equity on sector boards 

Lifting sector performance by increasing the number of self-identified women on boards. Read about impacts of Sport NZ’s policy on board gender equity. 

Women in High Performance Sport  

Addressing the under-representation of women in leadership and coaching roles. Learn more about the leadership, coaching and high performance environment streams of work.  


Media coverage of women’s sport 

Using research and advocacy to influence gender balance in sports new coverage. Read the media analysis and see the infographics backed by research. 

It’s Time 

An advertising campaign to increase awareness, interest and engagement in elite women’s sport. Find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.   


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