I was a strong athlete throughout school and I emphatically support women in sports! One program created in part by the UN Women, in tandem with others in Brazil, is one that has come to my attention and I would like to pass it along here, as written by the https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-news
getty images of Kaillana (14), Marcelly (16) and Adrielle (12) who have benefited from the program.
Read he full article here. https://www.olympic.org/news/-one-win-leads-to-another-a-rio-2016-social-legacy-in-the-making
THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), UN WOMEN AND WORLDWIDE OLYMPIC PARTNER P&G’S ALWAYS BRAND CELEBRATE THE COMMUNITY-BASED SPORTS PROGRAMME WHICH SETS OUT TO BUILD LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND INCREASE SELF-CONFIDENCE OF 2,500 ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN BRAZIL AS A SOCIAL AND OLYMPIC LEGACY OF RIO 2016.
“This project has helped me to believe and pursue a dream which is to become a great athlete. I feel very much empowered,” said 12 year-old Adrielle with poise. “You can tell the teenagers who take part in sport are different to those who don’t. We are more open-minded and we end up discovering ourselves.” With dreams of being a professional athlete or a rhythmic gymnastics teacher, the young Carioca ran with the Olympic torch on 5 August as it approached the end of its journey to the Maracanã Stadium.”