From the Wires
Play is Her Protest - 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 25, 2012 09:00 AM
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a girl participates in sport, she challenges the spine of gender-based violence (GBV) – inequity, patriarchy and rigid gender roles. Beyond the social challenge, she becomes physically stronger and healthier. She develops a greater ownership and understanding of her body. Her success on the sport field translates into her belief in herself off the sport field.
We believe this can all add up to a reduction in a girl's risk of experiencing GBV and ability to cope and find support when and if she is violated. Sport is a powerful strategy to address GBV.
To celebrate the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, we are proud to share 11 short video stories of girls and activists around the world who have taught us how it can work. Sample stories include the following:
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Play is Her Protest is a story project developed by Women Win with help from our partners in the field. Founded in 2007, Women Win is recognized as a leading global organization using sport as a strategy to advance women's rights. We aim to catalyze a global movement of stakeholders invested in using sport's power to address gender based-violence, economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health and rights. For more information, go to WomenWin.org
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