This project will teach, inspire, and empower the girls who play rugby with ADEDAR iand other clubs in Mozambique. It will provide a safe and open forum for any type of discussions, critical life and employable skills, along with building confidence and a group of empowered women to empower other women. About 150 girls play rugby currently in Mozambique. The project will serve these girls and encourage more to play and join.
Gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development in Mozambique. The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. Women and girls are discriminated against in health, education, political representation, labour market, with negative consequences for the development of their capabilities and their freedom of choice. This project will address these societal pressures and give these girls a chance to take control of their lives.
ADEDAR pushes to get more girls to play rugby. Sports has proven to be a great way to build confidence and fight the gender norm. Through this project in particular, girls who are a part of the sport of rugby will also be trained in a variety of employable skills gaining their own independence. The girls are given a forum to freely discuss health and society issues and to share their knowledge with each other. As confidence grows, so does their knowledge in their own control of their own bodies
The project will educate 150 women, allowing them to rise out of the chains of gender inequality, providing more opportunities, and raising the health of their families and their own well-being.