Wishing you a safe, healthy, active and happy New Year, Lunar and Chinese!

This is a very important year for IAPESGW with two major events coming up.

We are planning for our 19th Quadrennial Congress in Tianjin, China and we should be conducting our quadrennial elections for the IAPESGW Board and National Representatives, plus announcing the winners of our prestigious awards. Ideally these events should occur in Tianjin this September.

You will find the Congress Call for Abstracts in this Update. The closing date is 1 April so don’t be an April fool – get your abstract in soon!

We hope to conduct a hybrid Congress with Chinese participants on site and overseas participants connected by Zoom.

You need to be a member of IAPESGW to engage in the Congress so please pay your membership fee through our website: It is very easy to do. Membership fees are now due.

Please post our Call for Abstracts on your websites and forward to your various organisations to post. We need to spread our important news as soon as possible.

Coming up on March 8th is International Women’s Day which is always important to celebrate and to remember where we have come from. This year the: IWD 2021 campaign theme is: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

So, hand up high to show you’re in!

Later in March is the very important United Nations CSW65 Workshop: Collaboration Builds Sport’s Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals: Empowerment and Education.

March 24th, 2021 EST: 15:00 – 17:00

IAPESGW is participating in a joint workshop with IWG, WSI, WSF and ACSM.

As usual the Update covers topics from A to Z so look through the headings and enjoy reading. And please remember to send me any news at any time:

The Next Update will come out the end of April.

Stay safe and healthy and best wishes,
Janice Crosswhite OAM