Gender-based Sport Empowerment: Towards A Theoretical Mapping of the Go Sisters Programme in Zambia

Oscar Mwaanga, Samantha Prince

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The notion of empowerment within the sport for development and peace (SDP) sector has burgeoned during the last two decade, but despite popularity in policy and practice, there has been an absence of literature progressing the theorising of sport-based empowerment. This paper responds to the call for theory development and application, which is seen as one way to progress the field. Thus, this paper attempts to apply, develop and refine gender-based sport empowerment (GBSE) as a theoretical framework through the work of the Zambian based Go Sisters programme.
The analysis moves away from the simplistic application of gender and empowerment within SDP context to unpack the mechanisms and social processes that enable women and girls to increase their capabilities so as to improve control over important life matters. We conclude that future conceptualisations of GBSE should account for the idiosyncratic nature and complexity of ‘gender’ and its interplay with different dimensions of empowerment within the SDP programme context.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Sport and Society
Publication statusSubmitted - 8 Aug 2018

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Mwaanga, O., & Prince, S. (2018). Gender-based Sport Empowerment: Towards A Theoretical Mapping of the Go Sisters Programme in Zambia. Manuscript submitted for publication.
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