Women’s involvement and empowerment through sport – Part III

Jul 12

This is the third part of a three-part Column examining the issue of girls’ and women’s involvement and empowerment through physical activity with emphasis on sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Women’s involvement and empowerment through sport – Part II

Jul 05

In the Column carried last week, we began a discussion on the decline in women’s participation in physical activity, especially sport.

In this week’s Column, we analyse some of the factors deemed to influence the participation of girls and women in physical activity across the world and more particularly, in the Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »

Women’s involvement and empowerment through sport

Jun 28

A study by the World Health organisation (WHO), Girls’ Participation in Physical Activities and Sports: Benefits, Patterns, Influences and Ways Forward (R. Bailey, I. Wellard and H. Dismore, 
Centre for Physical Education and Sport Research), makes the following point, There is an international consensus that participation in physical activities can offer a great deal to individuals, communities and nations. Read the rest of this entry »

Girls’ High School’s Centenary Celebrations

May 13

Attaining 100 years of existence is an amazing feat for any institution.

Achieving 100 years as one of the premier educational institutions in a country like St Vincent and the Grenadines is remarkable.

To achieve 100 years as the country’s premier educational institution for girls is awesome; purely wonderful. Indeed one may very well run short of superlatives deemed appropriate to this tremendous achievement. Read the rest of this entry »

Where are our sportswomen?

Feb 25

There is a very important question plaguing Vincentian society today. Where are our sportswomen?

Interestingly this question is even being posed in respect of the sport of women in this country – Netball.

There are many sports enthusiasts here in St Vincent and the Grenadines who quickly point to the veritable absence of female athletes in several of the nation’s sports.

Many observe that in the past there were more girls and women actively involved in sports than is the case today and this includes the schools. I tis now common to find that there are more girls watching their own school sports than there are on the field as active participants. Read the rest of this entry »

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