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Women with disabilities and sport: empowerment!

28.02.2019 / Created by FPDFPAF
Women with disabilities and sport: empowerment!

As is the case every year, on March 14th, the Femmes pour le Dire, Femmes pour Agir (FDFA) Association organizes a symposium to focus on a current theme and question it from two perspectives of gender and disability. With 2019 being the year of World Women’s Football and in the perspective of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024, the FDFA decided to dedicate this year’s symposium to sports.

FDFA will question women with disabilities’ sports practices and how sport is a vector of empowerment for them.

How does sport contribute to the empowerment of women with disabilities? What are the challenges for practicing a sport when you are a woman with a disability? How can sport promote women with disabilities’ civil participation? How does sport change the way we look at women with disabilities?

Several aspects will be explored to try to show how the sport practices are an empowerment factor for women with disabilities. Numerous testimonials from disabled sportswomen will be presented to clarify the academic approaches of sociologists and experts ... on sport as a means of (re) constructing and promoting women with disabilities.

At noon break,  a "sports village",  space reserved for the public to meet sportswomen with disability, federations, associations and participating entities will be held.

Free entry subject to prior registration. Due to the security measures imposed by the Vigipirate Plan, registration is mandatory.

For more information, please see the attached files and link.


  • Event type : Scientific meeting
  • Location : Annex of the City Council of the 14th arrondissement 12, rue Pierre Castagnou 75014, Paris, France
  • Start date : 14/03/2019
  • End date : 14/03/2019
  • Start time : 08:30


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