Gender, Health and Sports for Development


DGI Midtjylland





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Beviliget beløb:

466.665,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
  • Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
  • Mål 11: Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund
  • Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Ghana

Lokale partnere:

  • Youth Opportunity Partnership Programme

Overordnede mål :

The main objective of the project is to strengthen local youth associations as a platform to advocate, educate and influence the SRHR of girls as well as their inclusion in local governance in two districts in the Northern Region.

Umiddelbare mål :

1. To create a learning space within the Local Youth Associations for the youth, particularly girls to engage each other and stakeholders constructively on their SRHR and other gender issues. 2. To strengthen partners’ existing community structures such as the Local Youth Associations (LYAs), The Young Urban Women (YUW), The Local Gender Groups (LGG), YOPP Gender Network (YGN) and Girls Football Clubs in 9 communities to influence decision making processes in their communities. (See Appendix 3 for brief introduction to the structures) 3. To build strong and sustainable partnership between the partners; YOPP, NORSAAC and DGI.

Målgrupper :

Primary target group 1 – youth particularly girls and women in the communities Young people particularly girls within the ages of 10-18 and women (19-35) in the project area, who participate in LYA, YUWM, Young Female Parliament activities and make for potential members. 60% females and 40% males 3500 Primary target group 2 - or organizational level YOPP NORSAAC-B, YOPP/NORSAAC-S,YOPP Network Group, YOPP Gender Network, Local Youth Association, their boards, volunteers and local gender groups. Best estimate for gender distribution is 45% women and 55% men. 200 Secondary target - group 1. Like -minded organisations and CBOs that are relevant to cooperate with both YOPP and NORSAACs activities. 20 Secondary target - group 2. LYA- activities aim at the youth, women and men in the communities; also the Unit committees,area councils and district assembles. The chiefs,his elders and Imams dominated by men form the secondary target group for which reason these are considered potential participants. The use of social media and radio is expected to reach wider audience in the project area and around the world 25,000


The Gender, Health and Sports for Development is a pilot that builds on the experiences and challenges of the Sports as a Tool for Development. Notwithstanding the significant results, gaps between boys and girls have remained a challenge. The seeks to enhance synergy areas to maximise project outcomes and strengthen the partner organisations. The project is to strengthen local youth associations as a platform to advocate, educate and influence the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights of girls (and boys) as well as their inclusion in local governance. The project seeks to use existing methodologies of girls’ empowerment and SRHR to explore what works in empowering girls. Drama, sports, poetry and local music will be used as a strategy to communicate to the dominant existing status-quo. Scientific opportunities such as social media, radio, face to face seminars, summits and others will be implored to achieve sustainable intervention. The project is expected to address the disproportionately low influence of youth especially young girls in the decision-making processes and the enjoyment of their rights, especially their sexual and reproductive health rights.