The Women’s Development Division through its Respectful Relationship programme ran a project on Eliminating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through sports in 2017. The long term aim of the project was to reduce domestic violence through engaging young men and women to develop respectful relationships from a young age while playing volleyball together. The project funded by the Rotary Club, involved the training of girls on volleyball skills so that when competing or playing with boys they would have acquired the skills already and be in a more equal playing field with boys who were known to have better volleyball skills having more opportunities to play volleyball. Once the girls have been trained, there would be sessions on gender, GBV and Respectful relationships, then they will start playing together It however, targeted youth from Junior Secondary Schools in collaboration with the Kiribati National Olympic Committee and Sports Development Division.
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