International Women’s Day Sports Event

iwd_squareCome celebrate with us! In partnership with the National Sports Council of Zambia we are hosting our Annual Women’s Sports Day in Commemoration of International Women’s Day.

We will hold this event on Saturday 7th March 2015 from 08:00 to 16:00 at the National Sports Development Centre.

We are hosting Goal sessions during this event for 150 girls aged between 12 and 18, Goal sessions will focus on girls’ rights and financial literacy. These will be led by young women with the support of staff of our partner Standard Chattered Bank.

Activities open to all girls and women include Aerobics, Tai Chi, Judo, Netball, Volleyball and Handball matches.

We have invited participants from sport NGOs, Sport Associations and Government Departments. individual women and girls are welcome to the event and can register on the day of the event.

We have invited the Minster of Sport to present the main speech, as well as speakers from the National Sports Council and Girl Sport leaders in our program.

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NSCZ Act Review in Progress

NSCZThe National Sports Council of Zambia Act is being revised to bring it up to date and to align to national priorities, policies and standards. This weekend the National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) held a review workshop, in which NOWSPAR participated.

Our key interests are around gender, accountability and governance provisions. Results of this Workshop include a draft document to be presented to the NSCZ Membership for input as well as policy recommendations for immediate and long term implementation related to bringing into practice principles of good governance, accountability and development of sport in Zambia.

The next steps include consultations with the National Sports Associations affiliated to the Council in the next few weeks, consultations with other institutions regarding devolution and planning policy and legislative frameworks.

Our Executive Director Ms. Matilda Mwaba is a member of the Board of the NSCZ and Chairs the Gender Committee, our General Secretary Ms. Lombe Mwambwa attended on behalf of NOWSPAR.