Welcome to our newest member 'Discover Football from Berlin, Germany'. DISCOVER FOOTBALL is an initiative of Fußball und Begegnung e.V., a Berlin-based NGO that advocates for a world in which girls and women can do sports without being discriminated against. DISCOVER FOOTBALL was founded in 2009 by committed football enthusiasts who use sports as a tool to empower girls and women and to promote intercultural understanding. Through international exchanges, women´s football conferences and tournaments women and girls build capacities, share knowledge, gain mobility and agency, thereby empowering themselves. Our non-profit organization relies largely on the voluntary work of 15-20 women, [...]
Een aantal keer per jaar komt het EGLSF bestuur bij elkaar om te vergaderen. De laatste keer in Nederland is alweer bijna 2 jaar geleden tijdens de internationale conferentie over 'Homophobia in Sport' in Utrecht. In het weekend van 25-27 juli vergaderen we wederom in Nederland, in Amsterdam deze keer en worden we gehost door zwemverening Upstream. Naaste de reguliere zaken zal een groot gedeelte van de vergadering in het teken staan van de strategie van de EGLSF, waar gaan we heen richting 2020? Naast belangrijke zaken is er ook tijd voor ontspanning. Op vrijdag 25 juli organiseren we namelijk [...]
EuroGames Stockholm is pleased to announce that it will host the 2015 International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) World Championships in conjunction with its cultural, sport and political programme. The aquatics championships held from the 5th to the 9th of August will include swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming and will be the worldʼs largest pro LGBTQ aquatics event of 2015. Read full press release here
Last year the EGLSF signed the 'Brighton Declaration of Women and Sport'. A commitment to gender equality in sport. Every 4 years a international conference is held and this year it attracted more than 700 participants from almost 100 countries in Helsinki. And it was the first time that LBTIQ issues were raised. During four days several topics were discussed, all regarding women and sports. EGLSF was visable with a booth in the exhibtion, as a guest on the pannel discussion on 'Sport without Fear' and as co-host of one of the parallel sessions on LGBTI inclusion in sports. The [...]
The 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport “Lead the Change – Be the Change” was opened today, June 12, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. More than 800 participants from close to 100 countries witnessed the Opening Ceremony of the landmark event.