Gender Equity Through Sports
By participating in sports, girls, women and non-binary people embody leadership, challenge stereotypes and transcend gender limits placed upon them. In this way, sports programmes are effective tools to combat gender inequity and it is vital that these programmes are designed specifically to support and address the unique challenges faced by girls, women and other marginalised genders.
Leadership refers to a set of skills, behaviors and attitudes that can be learned, practiced and consolidated through experiences and mentorship.
In sports, girls, women and non-binary people face systemic gender barriers at all levels, both on and off the pitch
Seed Grant Programme Design
A seed grant programme refers to a small sum of money and/or resources that are granted with the intention to support the implementation of a project or activity and also often combines some sort of accompaniment.
Prioritising safeguarding practices helps to protect individuals and ensures the physical, mental and emotional safety of all those involved in sports programmes, particularly more vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Since 2006, and thanks to our implementing partners, our grassroots programs have impacted the lives of over 4 million adolescent girls and young women in over 100 countries. Through sports and play, we help them build leadership skills and become better equipped to exercise their rights. We focus our work on three areas that are key to advancing girls’ rights globally.