We are engaging with communities through a methodology of “sports for change” to speak with adolescents girls and young women (Age 10-24) in and out of school on the 16 Days of Gender Activism 2018
The engagement “sports for change” in this case football for girls creates space for voice, power, and self-determination. This methodology supports girls to understand their body agency, body autonomy, body rights, bodily integrity, freedom, and choice. We state that sports is recognized as a powerful tool through which gender inequality the root of gender-based violence can be effectively addressed. We affirm that through sports we shall strengthen the ability of girls to challenge the core of gender-based violence (GBV) i.e. inequity, patriarchy, and rigid gender roles. We note that the application of sport in combating gender-based violence is practical as it engages the girls holistic on positive learning/discipline whilst giving those physical skills and strength to protect themselves through practical rights affirming methodologies.
Girls receiving sanitary pads during the 16 days of gender activism 2018
The best team went home with presents including sanitary pads and 3 pants each to 300 girls.
KEFEADO Executive Director during the launch of sports for change.