Click on each module to meet our fantastic leaders and learn about the benefits of female peer leadership in sport and physical activity.
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1. Overcoming barriers for women and girls in sport
Women and girls in sport
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteer life cycle
Under local context
2. The role of the female peer leader in sport
Benefits of peer leadership
International environment- strategic planning, goals
Role of the peer leader
Peer leader attributes
Responsibilities of an organisation
3. Peer leader recruitment and selection
Identifying peer leader
Motivation to become a peer leader
Barriers to peer leadership
4. Introduction and orientation for new peer leaders
Understanding participants needs
Levels of responsibility
Description of tasks
How to organize induction session
5. Developing the skills of peer leaders and progression
Creating personal development plan
Developing skills and training opportunities
Training opportunities for peer leaders and CV building
Recognition and rewards
6. Providing support for peer leaders
Retention of peer leaders
Managing a team of peer leaders
Peer leaders support strategy
Peer leader progress, destinations, exit
The European Us Girls project, funded through the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, aims to increase the participation in, and equality of access to, grassroots sports and physical activities by young women aged 13-30 with fewer opportunities. European Us Girls seeks to do so by building the capacity of organisations to work with female volunteers as peer leaders. The goal is to increase participation of girls at all levels in sport - both as players and also as volunteers - in order to encourage other women and girls to take part.
This e-learning platform is a key output from the project, aimed at organisations and project leaders who wish to engage peer leaders as part of their activity to increase participation in sport and physical activity by women and girls.
The presenters for each module are practitioners working in the field to increase opportunities in sport and physical activity for women and girls. We hope you learn from them and gain a better understanding how you can embrace the concept of female peer leadership in your organisation or sport project.
StreetGames is a UK Youth Sports charity working with the poorest and most disadvantaged communities. StreetGames, founded in 2005, is a leading UK civil society organisation using grassroots sport to empower young people with fewer opportunities to improve their lives so they can gain employment and lead a healthy and active lifestyle. StreetGames works to break down barriers and inequalities in sport and in society. StreetGames impacts on the lives of over 75,000 young people with fewer opportunities per year across the United Kingdom (UK).
The European Observatoire of Sport and Employment(EOSE) is an independent not for profit association, based in France, with a network composed of national organisations from across Europe, sharing a common interest in sport and physical activity, focusing mainly in skills and workforce development. The scope of EOSE is to cover the whole European sport sector and its vision is: “A sport and active leisure sector that is playing its full part in the economic, health and social development of Europe and its member states”.
The International Sport and Culture Association(ISCA) is a democratic, non-governmental, not-for-profit umbrella association with 103 European member organisations and 209 member organisations worldwide. ISCA’s tag line is ‘MOVING PEOPLE’. This means they are advocating policy change, delivering capacity building, and promoting cross-sector collaboration to increase citizens’ involvement in sport and physical activity.
UnioneItaliana Sport Per tutti (UISP) is an Italian association which aims to extend the right to sport for all citizens. UISP works to ensure that every sector of society, especially those with fewer opportunities, get the health, quality of life, education, and resilience benefits that comes from playing regular sport. USIP fights social inequality and lack of equal opportunities. Sport for all is a right, and UISP is set up to meet the needs of all citizens. UISP advocates for rights, and for differences to be recognised and valued, including different age, abilities, disabilities, and sexual differences.
The mission of V4Sport in Poland is to increase the number of people who are physically active. There are two main drivers the organisation uses to achieve this, 1)new technology and 2)volunteers: 1. V4Sport believes that new technologies are the key to the successful engagement of young people in the field of sports volunteering. 2. Volunteers play a very important role in this process, in particular young volunteers who are from the same demographic. V4Sport develops tools to improve communication between organisations and young people interested in volunteering.
Women Winare a thought leader organisation, and global convener, strategically positioned at the intersection of women’s rights, international development and sport. Since their inception in 2007, Women Win have worked with partners across sectors to advance the case of sport as a powerful strategy to address gender inequity and empower adolescent girls and young women. Women Win’s mission is to advance the policy and practice in many countries that empowers adolescent girls and young women through sport, and their vision is to see adolescent girls and young women across the world understanding and exercising their rights.