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Twitter Q&A: Supporting displaced women and girls through sport

Twitter Q&A: Supporting displaced women and girls through sport

Join us as we host Rose Likonyen and Katerina Salta for a Twitter Q&A on how sport can support displaced women and girls. #SportAndRefugees


Thu, 11/11/2021

When: 11 November, 3pm CET (Central European Time)

sportanddev and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will stage a Twitter Q&A with Rose Lokonyen, a refugee athlete and Olympian, and Katerina Salta, International Olympic Truce Centre sport for protection manager and founder of Hestia FC in Greece.

The live question and answer session is part of sportanddev’s 2021 Week of Action on Sport and Refugees, which is delivered as a part of a partnership with UNHCR. 

Join us as Rose and Katerina answer the questions below. Audience members can respond too and join the conversation.

  • Q1: In your experience, what are some of the problems facing displaced women and girls who want to participate in sport?
  • Q2: What are some ways to overcome these barriers and what can we learn from your experience?
  • Q3: What is the potential impact of sport on displaced women and girls?
  • Q4: What role do major sporting events such as the Olympic Games have in relation to refugee rights and supporting women and girls?
  • Q5: How can sports organisations better support displaced women and girls?

It will commence at 15:00 CET and last for one hour, with Rose and Katerina answering five key questions on the subject. One question will be tweeted every 10 minutes, with the responses following this.

Organisations or people working in this field are then invited to join the live conversation – sportanddev encourages you to add your own answers, questions or comments, and we will share some of the best responses.

Anyone joining the debate is requested to:

  • Let us know which question you are answering by adding the relevant prefix to your answer, e.g. A1 for Q1, or A3 for Q3.
  • Make sure you use the hashtag #SportAndRefugees in every comment, so that everyone can see your tweets.
  • Remember to add links, images and videos to your answers.

Follow sportanddev on Twitter and use the hashtag #SportAndRefugees to join in the conversation!


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