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Empowering girls and young women through sport: A Case study of Zimbabwe’s YES programme

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Empowering girls and young women through sport: A Case study of Zimbabwe’s YES programme

Elias Musangeya, Senior International Inspiration Management Advisor at UK Sport and Joseph Muchechetere, the Director of Sport Development at the Sport and Recreation Commission Zimbabwe, explore the use of sport to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. 

In a paper that is due to be released later this year, Musangeya and Muchechetere explore the role of sport and gender empowerment by looking at a case study from sport and development organisation Youth Education through Sport (YES) in Zimbabwe. 

Paper Abstract

Zimbabwe is one of the pioneer countries in using sport “to promote gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women” in line with UN General Assembly guidelines of 2006. This paper, based on literature review and quantitative and qualitative data from a small scale research about the Youth Education through Sport (YES) programme in Zimbabwe, illuminates how empowerment through sport has helped girls and young women to resist male domination in sport and in changing their habitus. It has also shaped discourses around femininity, gender and sexual identities leading to a significant increase in their participation in competitive sport.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 00:00