Girls in the Lead is a digital platform of an international network of girls' and women's empowerment organisations who support capacity building efforts in the field of sport for development in the areas of program design, impact assessment, and advocacy.
With our mission, Girls in the Lead works towards the United Nations' Social Development Goal of gender equality and vision of enabling economically independent and socially resilient girls with the help of the Swedish Postcode Foundation.
Gender equality is one of the Global Sustainable Development Goals and a crucial driver for reduced poverty and inequalities. A wide range of girls’ empowerment organizations in the field of sport for development have created innovative methodologies on different societal levels in order to work towards this common goal, but unfortunately, they are not able to reach their full potential.
During our experiences in coaching small and medium-sized girls’ empowering organizations in South Africa and Germany CamP Group has identified three areas of potential improvement:
Systemizing program design and curriculum through meta reflection on organizations’ activities
Increasing organizations’ knowledge and skills with impact orientation program design and evaluation to increase program sustainability and robustness
Improving the ability of organizations to communicate achievements and learnings to advocate for their goals towards social change.
Girls in the Lead intends to fill these gaps by supporting the capacity building of girls’ and women’s empowering organizations in the field of sport for development, opening the opportunity for best-practice exchange by creating a network of gender practitioners and encouraging the interdisciplinary sharing of knowledge within national and international contexts.
Read more and follow our progress: www.girlsinthelead.org