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Empowering Girls and Women through Physical Education and Sports in Madhya Pradesh | Original Article

Lokendra Singh Narwariya*, Sudheera Chandel, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Experts agree that sport and physical activity involvement can potentially offer a white range of life benefits for girls and women. Sport and physical activity have not yet been used on a large scale as a strategy within women’s movements. There are, however, already very positive stories to tell from both our programme partners and those programs in network. Based on the experience of these partners we have learned more about how participation in sport and physical activity can empower individual girls and women. The involvement of sport and physical activity can build life skills, confidence etc. In my opinion, empowerment is a process by which people gain power over their lives that is empowerment enables women to do things for themselves in their own interests rather than at the command of others for their benefit. Thus empowerment also involves the ability to resist pressures to conform to gender-stereotyped notions concerning presentation and behavior. It also enables women to be more socially assertive. As such becoming empowered enables to become what they do with their lives. Spots are an integral part of the culture of almost every nation. However its use to promote gender equity and empower girls and women is often overlooked because sport is not universally perceived as a suitable or desirable pursuit for girls and women. The International Day of Action for women’s Health, which celebrates the work of women’s health advocates around the world to improve their communities and the lives of women and girls. The purpose of the research article is to shed light on the benefits which women and girls gain through participation in sports. The word Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, educational, gender, or economic strength of individuals and communities. Today sports and physical activity as a strategy for the empowerment of girls and women has been gaining recognition worldwide. Women could be empowered through education, sports and physical activities and by giving them equal opportunities in different walks of life. A woman is both Mahamaya and Maha Shakti and holds the key of the world. As Swami Vivekananda wrote that it is very difficult to understand why in this country so much difference is made between men and women, whereas the Vedanta declares that one and the same Conscious self is present in all beings. In short, woman empowerment is the breaking of personal limitations. Sports and Physical Education play important and major role in all these segments of women Empowerment.