Publication Date

4-21-2020

Document Type

Presentation

First Advisor

Jacobs, Jennifer, 1987 -

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Abstract

Gender inequity is a rampant social issue in developing countries that permeates many subsets of society such as schools, workplaces, and government positions. Significant research and even entities such as the United Nations have declared empowering coaches and athletes to promote gender equity through youth sport as one way this problem can be remedied (Wright et al., 2016). In line with this, Dr. Jacobs, myself, and six other NIU students spent our spring semester preparing and delivering the Belizeans Advocating for Equity (BAE) Sports Summit, the first women’s sports summit in Belize, a country located in Central America. The summit’s main purpose was to foster awareness and understanding of gender inequities in sport in Belize by inspiring an open dialogue that prompted individuals and communities to take action to empower women and girls through sport. The scope of the summit included harnessing voices, creating open lines of communications between attendees, and ultimately prompting action plans to be implemented within their perspective organizations. The summit was successfully delivered to 50 sport administrators throughout the country and evaluation data was collected, indicating exceptional levels of program effectiveness and participant learning.

Extent

46 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

We Believe in Belize

Media Type

Text

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