Rugby and gender:
a look at grassroots initiatives worldwide

Queen Rugby 7 Festival is a project co-financed by the EU Erasmus + programme of the European Commission. Led by the Alice Milliat Foundation, it is also supported by numerous national partners, including Sport and Citizenship.

This event will bring together players from all over Europe around a unique program combining tournaments, culture and entertainment in favor of women’s sports.

In the frame of the project, the book “Rugby and gender: a look at grassroots initiatives worldwide” is highlighting best practices promoting women’s rugby all around the world.



Table of contents:

Foreword – Eric Andrieu, MEP

Introduction – Marie-Cécile Naves, Political scientist, member of the scientific committee of Sport and Citizenship

1- Using rugby to tackle gender inequality in Africa

2-Preventing violence against women and promoting gender equality through rugby

3-Educate about HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of gender violence through rugby and education

4-Day of the girl tournament: an event made by women, for women

5-XV of ambassadors: Young rugby players promoting gender equality

6-Toward a new methodology to Coach Rugby 7 to girls

7-Developing competitive women’s rugby in Africa

8-Enhancing girls’ participation in sport through rugby

9-Enhancing life-skillq in disadvantaged communities through rugby


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This document is part of the Queens Rugby 7 tournament project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The publication has been written by Sport and Citizenship, with the support of the project partners. We would like to thank all project leaders and organisations which have brought their contribution to this work.

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