This report presents findings from a Qualitative Evaluation of a sports-based adolescent girls and young women's empowerment programme in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai called the Goal Programme. The evaluation was commissioned by the Naz Foundation and Dasra. It argues that the Programme has strengthened self-esteem, leadership and life skills of adolescent girls and young women, and made a dent on ability to handle gender based violence, menstrual health, and financial literacy. Gender norms were breaking. Teachers and parents were enthusiastic about the programme. Young women (community sports coaches) were comparatively more empowered than adolescent girls (Peer Leaders and adolescent girls) . Sexual health and rights was more difficult to address than menstrual health. Handling male stakeholders (teachers, fathers, community leaders) was a challenge. Looking into the future, the programme could be deepened further, replicated by other stakeholders and policy implications could be drawn from schemes of Indian government towards empowerment of adolescent girls and young women.
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Ranjani K Murthy and Pallavi Gupta
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