Sport for every girl and woman in Cameroon

For many years, sport has been one of the most important socio-cultural learning experiences for boys and men. These

benefits should be afforded our women and girls too. There are many advantages for girls and women to get involved in sport:

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Girls who do sports have stronger immune systems and run a reduced risk of chronic illnesses later in life

such as; high blood pressure, diabetes, endometrial, colon and breast cancers, as well as heart diseases.

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Girls involved in sporting activities have lighter and more regular periods and experience less cramping and discomfort during their

menses. Physical activity and sport can boost the mental, psychological and spiritual health of rural girls and women.

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Girls and women who are involved in sporting activities have a more positive body image and experience

higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not get involved in sporting activities.

Sport for Health, RuWCED

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Our Handball team relaxing after a victory match. At the Rural Women Center for Education and

Development-RuWCED, we are making a difference.