Kicking off on November 25th with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ending on December 10th, with the Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to raise awareness and encourage actions to end violence against women and girls around the world.  This year, Women Win will be sharing innovative approaches to girls’ rights by exposing intersections between sport and addressing gender-based violence. With help of our local implementing partners we will share content that features the impact that sport participation can have on adolescent girls and young women’s lives, while also developing the necessary life skills to address gender-based violence.  Numerous skills can be transferred from the field to everyday life situations, many of them that resonate with addressing gender-based violence. Throughout 16 days, we will focus in one sport and life skill per day, including:

  • Challenging norms and gender stereotypes
  • Gaining control over their bodies
  • Learning about teamwork
  • Having access to safe spaces that offer protection and safety
  • Gaining body confidence
  • Feeling strong and powerful
  • Learning how to protect ourselves
  • Developing a social network
  • Gaining peer support
  • Improving conflict resolution skills
  • Community engagement and support
  • Setting boundaries
  • Improving communication skills
  • Learning to ask for help
  • Acquiring leadership skills
  • Having positive female role models

 Join us by sharing photos, messages and videos of how you are spreading the word and promoting change at facebook.com/WomenWin, twitter.com/Women_Win, and Instagram @women_win using #SportisHerPower.