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 held in New Delhi, India, on 5th - 6th November 2019
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 organized 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 utilizing 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 organizations 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.
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