Olympic Refuge Foundation

A young boy smiles and holds a child on his back.

The partnership between UNFPA and the Olympic Refuge Foundation aims to reduce the vulnerability to gender-based violence among adolescent girls, young women and boys living in refugee camps in Kenya through sports.

The project will strengthen the social inclusion, cohesion and psychosocial well-being of young people through sport-related platforms. It will broaden the participation of adolescent girls, young women and boys in sports activities through engagement with community leaders and parents and the training of coaches.

Sport is a powerful way to challenge and address negative gender norms and stereotypes and improve self-esteem, well-being and leadership skills. The initiative, therefore, aims to reduce the vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women and boys to gender-based violence through the strengthening of self-agency and the promotion of gender-based violence services, including psychosocial support, during sporting activities.

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