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Girl Power in Play symposium

Girl Power in Play symposium

Women Deliver, a global organisation advocating for the health and well-being of girls and women, will be holding this symposium during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.


06/18/2015 00:00


Canada, Ottawa|19.06.2015

The symposium will focus on the link between sports and girls' development, particularly in developing countries.

Sport can have a transformative impact on the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls. Together, we will tackle a critical question: How can we accelerate the movement for girls’ empowerment through sport? We will address this topic through a wide lens, discussing the connection between sport participation and gender empowerment, improved health, changing social norms, and better nutrition.

We are convening diverse voices across sectors —policy and decision makers, sport stars, high-level Canadian government officials, private sector representatives, international NGOs and grassroots organisations, activists, researchers, young people, and media.

By bringing together key stakeholders, this symposium will forge partnerships, share solutions, and spark economic investment and political commitment to girls in sport. When girls play, everybody wins.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]


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