“The 6th World Conference on Women and Sport” was held in Helsinki, Finland from June 12 -14 of 2014. The Conference received full assistance from the Finnish government and was officially supported by the IOC. The Conference finished with over 800 participants from 100 countries, and became the conference with the largest number of participation in IWG conference history.
The president of the IOC, Thomas Bach, and the president of International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Sir Phillip Craven, gave a speech at the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony turned out to be spectacular and exciting
In this Conference the “Brighton Declaration”, the resolution from the 1st Conference, was updated. Furthermore, the “Brighton Plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women and Sport” which included a proposal to meet a goal of 40% minimum representation of women in decision-making positions by 2020, was adopted.Helsinki calls the world of sport to LEAD THE CHANGE, BE THE CHANGE(582KB)