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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 6, Part A

Women empowerment through sports

Author(s): Fayaz Ali

Gender discrimination have long been a part of our societies and even sports is also affected by it till date after so many efforts. Gender inequality in sports was such an important issue that even UNISCO recognised Sports and Physical Activity as Human Right in 1978. In the year 1995, The Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing proposed that the key strategy for the reduction of discrimination/inequalities between men and women is Gender Mainstreaming. It is “the process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action including legislation, policies and programmes, in any idea and at all levels”. It is an approach for the development of policies that considers interests and concerns of both men and women. Gender Mainstreaming follows the principle that the sustainable development of the society is possible only if there is no discrimination on the basis of gender in the society. Participation in sports is equally beneficial for women as it is for men, providing those opportunities to develop leadership skills, developing their fitness standards, providing a boost to their self-esteem and self-stabilization. Despite of the obstacles that are faced by the women due to gender discrimination, many women are leading in sports and serving as the source of inspiration to other women across the country to overcome all the odds and also to work for the gender equality.

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Fayaz Ali. Women empowerment through sports. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(6):15-18.

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