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Mumbra's Muslim girls kick out stereotypes
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted November 14, 2014 at 2:14pm

By Kamayani Bali-MahabalThey started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was their shared love for football, a game they couldn't dream of playing owing to their conservative family backgrounds. After all, how could young girls, who we...more

'It may take 10 years to tackle football's lack of diversity' - FA Council member Rimla Akhtar
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted November 12, 2014 at 8:54pm

Five months ago, Rimla Akhtar became the first Muslim woman on the FA Council. In a body which Football Association chairman, Greg Dyke, says is “overwhelmingly male and white”, Akhtar is seen as the ideal role model for the Asian community....more

2014 FIBA Women's World Championships preview: Expectations for Team Canada
by Swish Appeal
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:22pm

Team Canada's finishes in recent years in international competition suggest that they're trending upward. And as they enter the 2014 FIBA World Championships, they have plenty more potential for growth in the future. Since 2010, the Canadian Senior Wom...more

Diversity shines at the Asian Games but not for everyone
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:11pm

PIC Reuters via Al JazeeraPlaying sport as a woman can be challenging, and even impossible in some situations so it's disappointing that the International Basketball Federation has ruled against hijabs. The Asian Games are taking place at the moment, and ...more

Mariam Al Omaira talks barriers and strides for UAE women’s sports
by Fair Game News
posted June 15, 2014 at 8:45am

  By Laura Pappano If you are a girl in the United Arab Emirates the opportunity to play a sport, to compete, to be part of team faces barriers – but the situation is improving, says Mariam Al Omaira of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports...more

Lead the Change Be the Change - IWG on Women and Sport
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 13, 2014 at 6:26pm

Anyone interested in the politics of women in sport should check out the live feed from the International Working Group on Women and Sport conference. The three-day conference started yesterday, and you can find the links here Watch Conference Live ...more

World Conference on Women and Sport: Message from Helsinki is about access and leadership
by Fair Game News
posted June 13, 2014 at 6:21pm

By Laura Pappano The 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport opened yesterday in Helsinki, Finland 20 years after the first gathering in 1994 in Brighton, England produced a declaration calling on governments and sports organizations to work for...more

Women's Global Event Returns!
by DiscGolf4Women
posted February 5, 2014 at 5:25pm

This record-breaking Women's Disc Golf Event returns in 2014...more

2020 Vision for Women's Canoe and Olympic Canoe/Kayak
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 21, 2013 at 7:51pm

WomenCAN International - Our 2014-2020 Goals: By 2020: 2020 – Tokyo Olympics – Balance between Canoe & Kayak and Men & Women – events and distances, at all levels of the sport   A Sport/Federation name which accu...more

Alisha Abdullah: India's 1st and Only Female Motorcycle Racer
by JoelJohn
posted December 19, 2013 at 8:34pm

http://www.womentalksports.com/images/image47695.jpg The go-fast girl, Alisha Abdullah, is officially the first and only female professional motorcycle racer in India. It is extraordinarily difficult for women to achieve success in any career in male-dom...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

Pakistan women break new ground at kabaddi world cup
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted December 3, 2013 at 10:08pm

LAHORE: Sixteen young Pakistani women will make history this weekend as they compete in the kabaddi world cup -- the first time the Muslim country has ever fielded an international women's team in the sport.The traditional tag-wrestling sport involves pla...more

In the Midst of a Warzone there’s an Afghani Skateboarding School for Girls
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted December 3, 2013 at 9:56pm

Today I learned there’s a skateboarding school in Afghanistan where 40% of its students are female.In a part of the world where little girls are getting shot at for promoting women’s education, that’s a pretty impressive statistic. In a ...more

ICF's 2020 Women's Canoe Proposal Lacks a Strategy and Transparency / Women's Canoe = Ready for Rio
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 27, 2013 at 4:17pm

A proposal from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to include two women’s canoe single events in the 2020 Olympics has left Australian Canoe Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox “unimpressed.” She was angered by the November 15, 201...more

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