IN THE GAME: Enabling Muslim girls to play sport and be active
The experiences of Muslim girls and women participating in sport and physical activity are diverse, and can be influenced by a range of factors, including social, cultural, religious and economic factors.
Below is a summary of research carried out by RMIT University, In the game: Overcoming barriers and attitudes towards the physical activity outcomes of Muslim girls on the fringes of Melbourne (Boz, T, Halilovich, H; 2022). This research was funded through the Change Our Game Research Grants Program, and was shared at the Engaging Multicultural Women and Girls in Sport Forum in June 2023.
There are many enablers to supporting Muslim girls to play sport, and working together is important to effectively address barriers to their participation.
The report includes recommendations from a multifaceted approach, bringing together girls, families, schools, communities, councils, sport clubs, and policymakers to collectively enable more Muslim girls to participate in sport and physical activity.
Wednesday 21 June, 2023