Due to the culture within the country a lack of equal opportunities for women and girls is prevalent, and sports is not considered a priority for them. Generally, men and boys receive more attention for personal and professional development. Hence, many women and girls are not aware of their human rights and lack confidence, skills, knowledge and aspirations.
The three-year project aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for women and girls to work on their personal development, train in table tennis and work towards gender equality in their community. Using role models and empowerment sessions the project targets at 80 regular participants, with a potential reach of 300 people including their families and local community. The main target audience would be women and girls, Afghan immigrants, and persons with disabilities.