Gender Equity Through Sports

Sports Programmes

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.


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.