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Gender Equity, Sport and Development

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Gender Equity, Sport and Development

Publication type

Research and Project Evaluations

Publisher

Swiss Academy for Development (SAD)

Year

2008

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Swiss Academy for Development (SAD)

This working paper deals with questions such as: What key factors are preventing women and girls from getting involved in sport activities in developing countries? How could those possible constraints be approached? Do specific types of sport really matter regarding social norms and cultural stereotypes? Are some types of sport more likely to clash with social norms? Could traditional games be a possible access for females in sports or are such patterns even counterproductive, because they consolidate existing patriarchal structures?

This paper provides an analytical framework as well as field experience and specific results from Iran, Zambia and Northern Caucasus which should encourage further debates and research in the field of sport, gender and development.

[Abstract adapted from the author]

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Author

Marianne Meier

Published

Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 23:00