This book brings together contributions from authors of various fields and bearing various views on the issue of gender in sport in Africa. Beyond a simple practice of leisure or competition, the sport serves, indeed, as a relevant analyzer of the society’s pheromones, in particular when it highlights its dominant tendencies and its multiple contradictions.
The issues addressed respect the idea of the necessary involvement of men and women in the development process. In this perspective, the analysis focus on different aspects of sports: policies and the place of sport in sustainable development, the existing power relations in federal sport structures and modes of adequacy of sport practices in African societies with respect to gender.
The authors thus contribute to the current debate on the contributions of gender approach to impulse development in contemporary societies. They also highlight the conditions of production and reproduction of gender stereotypes and the differences between men and women in a particular social space, the sports area, traditionally considered as a bastion of masculinity.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.