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Opportunity to empower girls through sport in Pakistan

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Opportunity to empower girls through sport in Pakistan

Do you want to share your success, see sport for girls' empowerment grow globally and learn from others in the U.S. and abroad?

Join Women Win and travel as part of a U.S. Sport for Social Change Practitioner Envoy to Islamabad, Pakistan to exchange best practices with Pakistani sport for development organizations in April 2017. We are opening 1 of 8 invitation only spots to our broader network!

Programme overview

Women Win, in partnership with the United States Department of State and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan, has developed a program that aims to provide opportunities for adolescent girls in Pakistan to empower themselves andexercise their rights to and through sport.

To achieve this, we have designed a program that aims to build the leadership of sport and social change practitioners in Pakistan, provide organizations the means to improve their capacity to address gender equity through sport and increase exposure for their gender equity and sport programs.

The opportunity: Girl Power Through Sport Workshop and Site Visits

Women Win will kick off Phase 1 of the program by co-hosting, with program partner Right to Play Pakistan, a Girl Power Through Sport workshop in April 2017. The workshop will bring together eight sport for social change and gender equity practitioners from the U.S. and 40 executive directors/program managers from Pakistani sport for social change organizations working with or interested in working with girls. The four-day workshop will provide U.S. and Pakistani organizations an opportunity to share promising practices related to sport as a strategy for adolescent girls’ rights and gender equity. All travel and trip expenses will be covered by Women Win.

In addition, U.S. participants will be a part of a sport event for youth in Islamabad in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy, under the theme of gender equity. Lastly, the trip will include four days of site visits for U.S. practitioners to various sport for development programs in Karachi and Lahore. The trip will last a total of nine days, with two days of international travel for U.S. participants.

Organisational criteria for participation

This opportunity is open to all individuals associated with girl serving organizations. The individual must be a U.S. citizen. 

Mission Aligned: The organization is committed to girls’ empowerment as part of their mission and use sport as a strategy for social change in its community, with a focus on girls and young women.

Depth of Experience: The organization has been working in the field of sport for social change and/or gender with a focus on girls and young women for over 5 years and can demonstrate positive impact in the community through quantitative and qualitative data.

Committed to Cross Cultural Learning: The trip to Pakistan will not only be an opportunity to share U.S. based approaches but to learn from Pakistani organizations as well. Upon return, U.S. organizations will be expected to present back their experiences internally and externally to the community, through a variety of ways which include social media.

Capacity to Send Senior Staff Member to Pakistan in April 2017: Interested organizations must be able to send one senior level staff member (Executive Director/Senior Program Director) to Islamabad, Pakistan for at least 9 days in April of 2017.