New video: Scoring goals for equality

August 10, 2015

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Sports for development is one of the more recent initiatives designed to get adolescents talking about issues that are rarely ever discussed in their communities. Believe it or not, activities such as football, cricket and swimming are leading to discussions amongst young girls – they range from sexual health to menstruation and nutrition. While practicing their passes and drilling their dribbling, girls are learning about how to take care of their bodies and take charge.

Sports for development is one of the more recent initiatives designed to get adolescents talking about issues that are rarely ever discussed in their communities. Believe it or not, activities such as football, cricket and swimming are leading to discussions amongst young girls – they range from sexual health to menstruation and nutrition. While practicing their passes and drilling their dribbling, girls are learning about how to take care of their bodies and take charge. There are girls like Anju, 14, who as a BRAC adolescent club peer leader teach sports and other life skills. Take a look at what Anju, her family and her peers have to say about the impact of girls playing sports.

 

https://youtu.be/cxDPEZLSM74

 

Aishah Ahmed is an intern at BRAC Communications.

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