Girl Up: Sports For a Purpose Tour
Girl Up’s Sports For a Purpose Tour is coming to you, virtually! This FREE, virtual, two-hour event is for young leaders 13-22.
Ready to challenge the way media represents and covers girls and women athletes? Passionate about advocating for equal screen time for professional women sports games? Join this Girl Up Sports bootcamp to learn about how you can advocate for gender equality in sports media representation!
Despite girls’ and women’s athletic abilities and achievements in their sport, media coverage continues to represent girl and women athletes through the restrictive lens of gender stereotypes. By continuing to feature and center male athletes, and by focusing on stereotypes of traditional femininity in their limited coverage of women athletes, media representation creates barriers to achieving gender equality. Balanced representation in media is a win-win for everyone, and we have a long way to go.
This event will provide you with the opportunity to explore your interests in sports. You can expect to hear from a team of women in sports media to gain insight on the gender gap in sports media and brainstorm solutions to issues surrounding girls and women athlete’s media representation.
The Girl Up Sports for a Purpose Bootcamp will run from 12:00 – 2:00 PM EST. Event attendees will receive a certificate of completion (Hint: this is a great thing to list on future applications)! If you are up to the challenge of attending every 2021 bootcamp, you’ll receive a Sports Leadership Badge from Girl Up!
Girl Up will host multiple Sports for a Purpose Bootcamps in 2021 covering the following topics:
- February 27, 2021: Representation of Women in Sports and Media Coverage
- May 2021: Mental and Physical Health and Safety
- July 2021: Girl Up Leadership Summit Sports Day of Action
- Fall 2021: Sports and Leadership Development; Pay Equity
- Fall 2021: Sports Innovation Lab
About Girl Up
Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives girls the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.
Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.