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Understanding puberty and menstruation and its impact on girls and sport

Following the release of Women in Sport’s latest research, Puberty & Sport: An Invisible Stage, we asked sports scientist Georgie Bruinvels to shed some light on the science of menstruation, puberty and physical activity, and why it is important for those who work with girls during the pubescent years to support them to be active […]



Gemma Cairney announced as Empower Conference host

Multi award-winning broadcaster and author Gemma Cairney, has been confirmed as the chair of the Empower Conference 2018, taking place on the 18th of October at the Museum of London. Gemma Cairney says: “The energy of women and sport combined is always contagiously empowering! I’m proud as punch to be part of this special event […]





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The Women’s Hockey World Cup has put women at the forefront of a major sports event in the UK.


Anoushé Husain: ‘Own the mistakes and own the failures. That is being empowered’

Anoushé Husain, a competitive para-climber and Empower Conference panellist, has, by her own admission, experienced a lot of difficulties in her life. She was born missing part of her arm, is a cancer survivor and still lives with many other health conditions including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a condition that leads to joints dislocating at will. As […]


Project 51’s Verity on gender stereotyping

Society is riddled with stereotypes so it’s hardly surprising that stereotypes, like gender roles, are also rooted within sport. Typically, men are viewed as the athletic and physically dominant sex with “strength” being viewed as a masculine trait. As a result of this, girls, who already have this prior judgment of being less active and […]