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AIM

To learn about the role that sports can play in challenging gender stereotypes and promoting the mobility and agency of women and girls.

Duration: 2-day National Consultation on 5 th -6 th November 2019, New Delhi, India

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Pro Sport Development (PSD) in collaboration with Girls Not Brides (GNB) organized a two-day national consultation for close to 70 members from across sixteen states in India. The consultation was organised to understand how sport can be used as a medium to tackle gender-based discrimination, with the objective of ending child marriage.

This diverse group of people came together to understand the current situation of sport for development as it pertains to gender-based programs in the country. Furthermore, this platform provided participants with an opportunity to discuss the way forward in utilising sport for changing gender norms.

This unique consultation brought together stories from the field, which highlighted the actual impact that sport has been able to make on real individuals. Youth leaders, facilitators and practitioners from different areas and organisations came together and shared their personal stories of change, as well as their experiences of working with sport in school and community settings, both in rural and urban areas. These stories invigorated the participants and were an affirmation of the power of sport in achieving gender justice.

OUTREACH

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS MALE (%) FEMALE (%) ORGANISATIONS STATES
68 34% 66 40% 16

IMPACT

  • CHANGING THE GAME
    Sports for Gender Equity and Ending Child Marriage
    Consultation Report
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