This is Aude's story. It covers different forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls around the world - one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations. If you or anyone you know has been affected by the issues covered in Aude's story, please see the "Resources" section of the website for more information.

"I dreamed of being a famous athlete."
"My brother played football with his friends every day"
"but I was never allowed to join in."


Women competed in every sport at the Olympics for the first time in which year?

"Other kids called me names when I tried to play."


What percentage of sports media coverage is dedicated to female athletes?

"But, my father was my biggest supporter."
"He helped me train, sometimes in secret."
"Other parents criticised him for encouraging me."
"I trained hard and got really good."


How many of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in 2018 were women?

"So I decided to try out for the local team."

Talk to Aude

Good move. By encouraging her not to give up, you can help challenge the harmful gender stereotypes which limit girls’ and women’s ability to fulfil their potential and live the life they choose.

Challenge the coach to let her try

Nice idea! The coach has judged Aude’s ability without giving her the chance to prove herself. By challenging the coach, you can support Aude to show her critics that she is entitled to be judged on merit, not gender.

Lobby for girl’s sport at school

Good plan. The attitudes and behaviours which discriminate against women and girls develop early. By ensuring they have equal chances to play sport together at school, girls and boys will learn important values including respect and non-discrimination.

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