Celebrating and empowering girls


Encouraging girls to participate in sports will result in them having more control over their lives, especially during adolescence when they are increasingly pressured into sexual activity, early marriage, and even childbearing. Photo: Filepic

The International Day of the Girl Virtual Sports Festival will take place on Oct 24 from 2pm to 3.30pm. Organised by the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) with the support of the Embassy of The Netherlands in Malaysia, the virtual festival aims to empower girls through sports as well as encourage more girls to participate in sports.

The virtual sports festival is a key event of WAO’s #GirlsForGoals campaign to create safe spaces for teenage girls from the ages 12 to 17, through a peer-led, girl-only network called GirlsTakeover! where girls can engage and connect with their peers, as well as explore relevant issues.

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