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Women Win publish video series on gender violence

Women Win publish video series on gender violence

Women Win has released a series of video stories that highlight the role of sport in tackling gender-based violence.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women took place on Saturday 25 November 2012 and was marked with events around the world. To celebrate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follows the day, Women Win have shared 11 short video stories of female activists around the world.

Sport can be used as a tool to deal with a range of issues and this is emphasised by the variety of topics highlighted in the series which, among other things,  includes stories of female genital mutilation (FGM), verbal harassment and indigenous women in conflict. As Women Win say on their website:

When girls participate in sport, they challenge the core of GBV – inequity, patriarchy, and rigid gender roles. Beyond the social challenge, the application of sport in combating gender-based violence is practical. Physically when girls play, they become stronger and healthier. They develop a greater ownership and understanding of their bodies. The success a girl experiences on the sport field translates into her belief in herself off the sport field. The physical and emotional strength sport offers can be a positive force in reducing a girl’s risk of experiencing GBV.

The first video serves as an introduction to the series and is featured at the top of this article.

Visit Women Win’s International Guide to Addressing Gender-Based Violence through Sport to view the series of videos.


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Paul Hunt


Monday, November 26, 2012 - 23:00