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News Deeply Women & Girls Hub: Sports for Adolescent Girl Empowerment

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In News Deeply Women and Girls Hub, Martha Brady, senior associate at the Population Council, discusses the transformative role of sports in girls' and women's lives around the world. 

"Sports can be a simple yet radical tool in service to the broader women’s rights agenda. Participating in sports challenges the script of what constitutes acceptable female behavior. Girls learn about and gain a greater appreciation of their bodies and their rights. They see new capacities and skills in themselves. They have more visibility in the public arena and, importantly, they get real-time, real-life experience of leadership."

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