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Supporting displaced women and girls in and through sport

Supporting displaced women and girls in and through sport

What are some of the effective approaches and insights in using sport to serve the needs of displaced women and girls?

Sport can play an important role in protecting and promoting the rights of refugees, including by encouraging social inclusion, social cohesion and psychosocial wellbeing. If well designed, delivered and measured, sport-based programmes can also contribute to gender equity.

However, displaced women and girls continue to be marginalised in terms of access and opportunity in sport, though a range of important initiatives seek to tackle these obstacles.

On 11 October 2021, marking the International Day of the Girl Child, sportanddev, in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched a call for articles on using sport to support displaced women and girls. 

 

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