Since we’ve delved into girls’ sports as a tool for global change, we’ve been blown away by all the awesomeness we’ve found. We've compiled a list of what has informed and inspired us. This is by no means exhaustive, so feel free to send suggestions! 

Publications 

Physical Inactivity among Adolescents in Managua: a cross-sectional study and legal analysis, by Activyst founder Katie Rock with the Pan American Health Organization and Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (the findings of which created the foundation for Activyst)

Emerging Voices: Katie Rock on Empowering Girls Through Sports, by Activyst founder Katie Rock in the Council on Foreign Relations Development Channel 

Her Life Depends on It: Sport, Physical Activity and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls, by the Women’s Sports Foundation

Women, Gender Equality and Sport, by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women

Empowering Girls and Women through Sport, by Women Win

International Guide to Designing Sports Programmes for Girls, by Women Win

International Guide to Addressing Gender-Based Violence through Sport, by Women Win

International Guide to Economic Empowerment through Sport, by Women Win

Women, Sport and Development, by Martha Saavedra, University of California Berkeley

Gender Equity, Sports and Development, by Marianne Meyer of the Swiss Academy for Development

Gender Equality in Sport and Development Cooperation, by International Platform for Sport and Development

Leveling the Playing Field: Building Girls’ Sports Programs and Creating New Opportunities, by Martha Brady of the Population Council

Safe Spaces for Adolescent Girls, by Martha Brady of the Population Council

The Role of Sport in Addressing Gender Issues, by the International Platform for Sport and Development

Sport for Development, an Impact Study, a joint project by International Development through Sport, UK Sport, Comic Relief

However Tall the Mountain, a novel on girls sports in Afghanistan by Awista Ayub

Sports for Development and Peace: Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, by the UN Inter-agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace

All Publications on the UN Sport for Development and Peace Website

Women, Sports, and Development, by Barbara Kotschwar of the Peterson Institute for International Economic

The World’s Women 2010 Trends and Statistics, by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Secretariat.

Why Invest in Adolescent Girls, by United Nations Foundation  

Sports Research and Promotion Initiatives

Women’s Sports Foundation

Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports

Women Win

International Working Group on Women and Sport

UN Sport for Development and Peace

International Platform on Sports and Development

International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education

Girls’ Rights Initiatives

United Nations Girl Education Initiative

UN Women

The Girl Effect

Because I Am a Girl

Girl Up

The Coalition for Adolescent Girls

Laws and Policies Related to the Right to Sport 

     U.S.

Title IX, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 - 1688

     United Nations

United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Articles 10(c) and 13(g)

UNESCO Charter of Physical Education and Sport

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 30

Platform for Action adopted at UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, 107(f), 280(d)

Commission on Human Rights Resolution 1996/45 (UNHCHR), The Olympic Ideal

UN General Assembly Resolution 58/5, Sport as a Means to Promote Education, Health, Development and Peace

UN General Assembly Resolution 59/10, Sport as a Means to Promote Education, Health, Development and Peace

UN General Assembly Resolution 60/9, Sport as a Means to Promote Education, Health, Development and Peace

UN General Assembly Resolution 61/10, Sport as a Means to Promote Education, Health, Development and Peace

UN General Assembly Resolution 65/4, Sport as a Means to Promote Education, Health, Development and Peace

See here for a timeline of all UN events related to sports for development 

     International Olympic Committee

Olympic Charter

     World Health Organization

World Health Assembly Resolution 55.23 on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health, The World Health Organization 

     Inter-American System

American Declaration of the Right and Duties of Man (OAS), Article II and XV

American Convention on Human Rights Article, Article 16.1

Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, Article III

     International Working Group on Women and Sport

Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport, 1st World Conference on Women and Sport

Windhoek Call for Action, 2nd World Conference on Women and Sport

Toolkit, Communique, 3rd World Conference on Women and Sport

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