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Diane Huffman

WomenSport International
Canada

Diane Huffman is the President of WomenSport International (WSI), and has been an active member of WSI since 2014. As a consultant, Diane is a senior advisor for the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF). Her focus is partnership, organizational and policy development to influence safe participation of girls and women in sport. Diane’s community development shared experience has enabled advocacy groups to challenge policy and promote behavioral change within the sport community. With a concentration on women’s rights, Diane has been involved with groups such as A City for All Women, providing opportunities for all women to take part in municipal decision-making, the Gender Action Committee of the UN Sport for Peace and Development Program and the African Union Sports Council Region 5, contributing to the development of international gender action plans for 10 countries. She has motivated national and regional sport policy changes and gained support toward gender mainstreaming, human rights, and women’s leadership within Ministries of Sport, National Olympic Committees and National Sport Associations in different countries of Southern Africa.

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Sessions

  • Visibility and Voice
    Visibility and Voice
    Tribes: WomenSport International GE Association Meeting
    Open to all participants virtually and in-person

    Join us for the WomenSport International Networking Get-together. Everyone is welcome to this informal opportunity.

    Learn about WomenSport International’s activities, voice your opinion on challenges and issues, suggest areas WSI can make a difference and be introduced to the upcoming the Board of Directors for 2023-2027. WomenSport International is a Global Advocacy Voice for All Women in Sport.

    Hybrid session
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Visibility and Voice

    Join us for the WomenSport International Networking Get-together. Everyone is welcome to this informal opportunity.

    Learn about WomenSport International’s activities, voice your opinion on challenges and issues, suggest areas WSI can make a difference and be introduced to the upcoming the Board of Directors for 2023-2027. WomenSport International is a Global Advocacy Voice for All Women in Sport.

    visibility & voice

    Join us for the WomenSport International Networking Get-together. Everyone is welcome to this informal opportunity.

    Learn about WomenSport International’s activities, voice your opinion on challenges and issues, suggest areas WSI can make a difference and be introduced to the upcoming the Board of Directors for 2023-2027. WomenSport International is a Global Advocacy Voice for All Women in Sport.

  • Leadership
    Leadership
    Overcoming Resistance To Change
    Learn impressive insights from global sports leaders who have dedicated their lives to advocating for women's rights.

    This presentation will provide an overview of the advocacy efforts, challenges and results of the international women in sport movement from 1994 with the Beijing Declaration and the start of WomenSport International onwards.

    Session Title: Overcoming Resistance to Change: Maintaining the passion and determination to see change through

    Hybrid session
    9:00am - 9:45am
    Leadership

    This presentation will provide an overview of the advocacy efforts, challenges and results of the international women in sport movement from 1994 with the Beijing Declaration and the start of WomenSport International onwards.

    Session Title: Overcoming Resistance to Change: Maintaining the passion and determination to see change through

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
    visibility & voice

    This presentation will provide an overview of the advocacy efforts, challenges and results of the international women in sport movement from 1994 with the Beijing Declaration and the start of WomenSport International onwards.

    Session Title: Overcoming Resistance to Change: Maintaining the passion and determination to see change through

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment

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