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In 2019 and 2020, Girls in the Lead will have workshops in all of our project regions: Germany, India, Kenya, South Africa, Sweden, and the U.S. Each workshop will have a different topic and co-creation goal. Please join us!
Improving Sports Structures for Girls and Women in Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain, Berlin
Currently, girls, women, and non-binary individuals are strongly underrepresented in club sports in Berline. There is a shortage of safe spaces and offered activities. On Friday, Oct. 18th,2019 a total of 14 sports organizations for women and girls in eight different sports met in order to tackle this challenge. They developed specific measures for improving sports structures and general sporting situations for girls and women in sports.
After fours hours of fruitful discussions, joint reflection, and visionary thoughts, the group came up with clear recommendations for further actions, such as
Creating more exchange opportunities for women working in sports
Designing a catalog of criteria for sports clubs regarding women and girls in sports
Coaching qualifications opportunities especially for women and girls
Joint public outreach in order to present female role models
Words are followed by actions!
The different organizations will keep meeting on a regular basis to implement the formulated measures to improve the situation for girls and women in the long term.
Improving access to sports participation for girls in St. Louis
Participation in sports can inspire girls and boost their self-esteem and confidence. On Friday, September 27, 2019, community organization leaders teamed up to identify the key barriers and potential solutions to girls' increased sports participation:
(1) Lack of Transportation
(2) Familial Responsibilities
(3) Parental Engagement
The GIL St. Louis team plans to stay connected through visiting partner organizations, sharing a newsletter, defining learning priorities, exploring the idea of a Spring 2020 summit and launching a pilot program to improve access to sports for girls in St. Louis.