Project supported by Cram Cram
Sport has the power to change lives, by teaching women and girls teamwork, autonomy, resilience and self-confidence. It helps challenge gender stereotypes and social norms and provides a platform for expression enhancing gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls and the prevention of a few chronic diseases. However, in rural Mali where women practising sports still face some stigmas, especially in the Timbuktu Province. Some stereotypes and biases are still deterring any of them showing interest in a sporting activity.
Cram-Cram Collective undertakes this way to create an entertainment framework enabling women to fulfil their potential and enjoy the benefits of sport in preventing the chronic diseases spread out in the area, notably diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, neuropsychic diseases etc.
- Helping eradicate stigmas and stereotypes against women who are considered weak and without many physical aptitudes
- Encouraging the inclusive practice of physical activities with a view to good health and social cohesion
- Promoting the virtues of practising sport in the fight against chronic diseases
- Eliminating gender-based discriminations in physical education and sports within sports organisations and media
- Training rural women as basketball and football match referees. This training shall concern 25 women from the areas of intervention of the project and shall help them get involved in the practice of sport by officiating themselves.
- Holding regular sessions of basketball practice as well as female inter-associative contests in rural areas.
- Awareness-raising workshops on the importance of practising sport and fighting chronic diseases
- 85 women shall be directly impacted and shall enjoy the benefits of the project, 25 of whom shall be trained to become football and basketball referees.
- 500 indirect beneficiaries, notably the populations in the administrative districts of Timbuktu, Diré, and Gundam
- 10 awareness-raising workshops on the measures for preventing chronic diseases and on the empowerment of rural women.