Call for Papers | Symposium: Girl Power in Play | Ottawa June 18–19, 2015

girls-playJust the other day, Sweden secured a place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2015. Women Deliver, a global organization advocating for the health and well-being of girls and women, will be holding a groundbreaking symposium titled Girl Power in Play in conjunction with the World Cup, in Ottawa, Canada on June 18 and 19, 2015. This symposium will focus on the linkages between sports and girls’ development, particularly in developing countries.

We are now accepting submissions for concurrent session presentations on research around girls, sports and development; or case studies of sports-based programs affecting girls. Please note that limited funding may be available for speakers from developing countries only.

Submissions will be accepted until 12pm EST Friday, November 14. All applicants will be notified by January 20, 2015.

You may apply by filling out this form (and also at this link: If you know of colleagues who might be a good fit, please forward this call to them. Please contact with questions regarding the symposium.

Lyndsay Hayhurst, Ph.D.
SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
Liu Institute for Global Issues
University of British Columbia
6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z2

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