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Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India

by Auroville Village Action Trust
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India
Sports for Women and Girls in Rural India

Summary

The project aims at empowering 30 women and 70 girls from the most backward and vulnerable communities of rural Tamil Nadu (India) through the medium of sports. The medium of sports will help create a safe platform and encourage increase in female participation in sports, which has always been a male dominated space. The project will also facilitate overall physical and emotional development of participants by giving them the opportunity to build their skills and achieve self- independence.

$169
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

Women and girls from the target communities face rampant gender-based violence and are often victims of extreme patriarchy and misogyny and are deterred from being decision holders of their own lives.They have poor or limited access to education and financial means. Sports is a particular domain where women and girls have been excluded, typically after attaining puberty. It is assumed that women gaining exposure through sports can challenge the cultural values and traditional social order.

Solution

The project aims to break gender barriers in a rural setting by giving women and girls access to sports and increasing female participation at a village level. Through sports, we also aim to create a safe space and create awareness on topics like Gender Sensitisation, Sexuality, Women's Rights, Autonomy, Domestic Abuse, Legal Aid.Sports will also empower girls to improve their physical and mental health, challenge gender norms and helps them get a sense of ownership of their own lives.

Long-Term Impact

The women and girls will have increased autonomy to express choice, have a voice to demand rights, access to health and educational services and resist negative discrimination and violence against them. The program would enable women to access their human rights and live lives free of violence, stigma and discrimination. Increased participation in sports will help them to express their freedom of choice.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.villageaction.in
Primary Website of the organisation

Organization Information

Auroville Village Action Trust

Location: Auroville - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @villageaction
Project Leader:
Auroville Village Action Group
Auroville, Tamil Nadu India

Important Notice about Projects in India

We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.

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