Globally, an estimated 736 million women—almost one in three—have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their life. Sports can be a way to put women and girls in the best, most positive light as strong, capable leaders and winners. However, too often violence against women and girls (VAWG) exists in sports and is perpetuated in the culture around sports.
Please join UN Women, Grace Farms Foundation, and The NO MORE Foundation for an important one-day forum on both the challenges and opportunities to address violence against women and girls in the world of sports.
Sessions will include:
- Addressing toxic cultural gender norms and biases and the importance of male involvement as part of the solution to GBV.
- Lessons, experiences and best practices for a survivor-centered response to violence against women and girls in sports.
- Improving access to justice for victims and survivors of VAWG in sports.
- The role of professional and youth sports in preventing violence against women and girls and promoting women’s and girls’ agency and leadership.