Inspiring Change and Advocating Gender Equality through Sport

The provision of designated spaces for women’s and girls’ sport activities can have practical benefits but also a symbolic character, especially if these areas are public. In general, access to community areas is primarily granted to men and boys. In some cases, should women and girls frequent these community spaces, they are usually allowed to do so under specific conditions (e.g. while being accompanied by a male family member). Experience shows that by women and girls claiming public space, the community may become slowly accustomed to seeing women and girls sharing public space with men and boys. The Umbrella of Hope Foundation received sports clothing donations therefore launched a project to mentor girls from deprived communities towards addressing issues that undermine girl-child education and empowerment. The project is themed as “Sports to Help Keep Girls in Schools and Promote Gender Equality”

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