Women in Sports
Empowering women in sports to defy gender stereotypes and social norms, make inspiring role models, and show men and women as equals.
Sport is one of the most important socio-cultural learning environments in our society and, until quite recently, has been reserved for boys and men. The participation of women and girls in sport challenges gender stereotypes and discrimination, and can therefore be a vehicle to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. In particular, women in sport leadership can shape attitudes towards women’s capabilities as leaders and decision-makers, especially in traditional male domains. Women’s involvement in sport can make a significant contribution to public life and community development.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
Aim: To find out the reasons for women drop out of sports.
- To find out the rate of women leadership in sports.
- To access the challenges that women face in sports.
- To examine factors preventing women from participating in sports.
- To analyze policies that are set to protect women in sports
Target group: as a hockey player in Botswana throughout the years there has been a decline of women participation. Of recent I have realized that is not only problem faced in Hockey but across all sports code in Botswana. Therefore this project targets all sports code in Botswana which are both women and men teams.
Methods used: online survey (survey monkeys), interviews and literature review