IAPESGW Conference - AWRA Charter
AWRA president Janice Crosswhite recently gave a presentation at the IAPESGW Conference in Havana Cuba where she detailed the AWRA Charter and discussed our vision.
To view her presentation please click here
A Charter for all Active Women
AWRA is proud to unveil 'A Charter for all Active Women'. It details how Australian Womensport and Recreation Australia (AWRA) urgently advocates for:
1. Providing more opportunities for female participation at all levels of sport and active recreation
2. Increasing female participation in leadership roles.
3. Addressing the barriers girls and women face in sport and physical activity.
4. Increasing media coverage of the activities and achievements of female athletes.
To view the Charter please click here.
AWRA 2012 President's Report
AWRA's Annual Report for 2012 by President Janice Crosswhite
Report: IAPESGW World Congress Stellenbosch University South Africa, 16 - 19 July
Janice Crosswhite has written a report on the IAPESGW Conference, detailing some of the events and the new board.
To view the report please click here
IAPESGW (International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women) Conference Paper
This is the paper titled 'Where are we now? Some answers from down under' which was presented by AWRA at the IAPESGW (International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women) Conference at Stellenbosch University, July 2009.
National Womensport and Recreation Survey
This report provides the results from a survey of National and State Sporting Organizations, local clubs and associations, media, government agencies and other businesses involved in women's sport in Australia. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association and was conducted over the period January February 2007. For the executive summary, click here. For the full report, click here.
Womensport West Survey 2007
This report provides the results from a survey of State Sporting Organizations, local clubs and associations, media, government agencies and other businesses involved in women's sport in Western Australia. It provides an indication of the issues impacting women's sport in Western Australia and provide brief details on the policies and strategies now being used by these organizations to encourage and increase the participation of women in sport in Western Australia. For the full report, click here.
Ways Women Lead in Sport
Conducted by the University of Ballarat and funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria, the research tracks the development of women involved in the Sport Development for Women program and uses data made available through other Australian leadership programs for women in sport. For the full report, click here.
Revolutions for Women: Increasing Women's Participation in Cycling for Recreation and Transport
This study was established by Deakin University to investigate gender differences in cycling, and identify successful interventions for promoting cycling for women, and was funded by Department for Victorian Communities and Sport and Recreation Victoria. For a summary of the key findings, click here. For cycling guidelines based on findings from the 'Revolutions for Women' research project, click here.
Count Us In: Developing Physical Activity Programs for Women
This guideline has been developed on findings rom a three year research project titled 'Count Us In: Developing Physical Activity Programs for Women' conducted by Victoria University. The guidelines are targeted for program providers in private, community and leisure organisations, located in metropolitan and regional areas. To read the report, click here.
The 2007 Tucker Centre Research Report - Developing Physically Active Girls: An Evidence-based Multidisciplinary Approach
In The 2007 Tucker Center Research Report, leading scholars in their respective academic fields summarize the research that has shaped these gendered trends and review some of the best practices, approaches and programs that are at present helping to address the physical activity needs of the current generation of girls and young women. To read the full report or summary, click here.
Women in the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games: A Women's Sports Foundation Research Report
Increasing women's participation in the Olympic Movement as participants and leaders has been a slow and challenging process. While the number of "events" open to female athletes has increased steadily during the past 30 years, the actual number of female Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games participants and the number of opportunities to medal within those events has yet to equal the number of male participants or medals. To read more, click here. For the full report, click here.
Understanding the "drop out phenomena" in sport: A Research Challenge
There is a general assumption by the sports industry that there is a 'drop out phenomena' that occurs in sports participation of young people. There are snapshots from the research that help the industry to understand and give insights to this phenomenon, however more comprehensive research is required to test these commonly held assumptions and to measure the extent to which they are true. For the full paper, click here.
Women and Leadership: A Discussion Paper
Women have been and are still under-represented in most facets of sport, particularly at the governance, administration, coaching and officials level. Whilst participation levels of women and girls have been gradually increasing and are getting closer to the level of men and boys, there is still a significant gap in their representation in the leadership roles in sport. For the full paper, click here.