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Empowering girls and young women through sport for development (2018)

executive summary

The empowerment of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) through sport has increasingly become a top priority for sport for development (SfD) organizations and funders. Yet, it is not always clear how organizations can improve in this area and what strategies prove most effective.

This research explores promising practices through six case studies with organizations from different corners of the world. The aim was to understand how female coaches and female leadership impact the participation and empowerment of girls.

These organizations are: Moving the Goalposts in Kilifi, Kenya, Dancing Grounds and Elevate in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Slum Soccer in Nagpur, India, Boxgirls in Nairobi, Kenya, and Active Communities Network in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Literatuurverwijzing: Carney, A., Chewansky, M., & DiSimone, J. (2018). Empowering girls and young women through sport for development: executive summary. Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.