From Frugivore — Nigerian footballer and President of We Play to Win Kasia Muoto is an international advocate for girls playing sports. Recently, she attended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Global Diaspora Forum, a conference that celebrates the contribution of Diaspora communities to the United States while fostering Diaspora-centric partnership models and encouraging intra-Diaspora collaboration. Muoto, the only female speaker on sports at the conference, discussed the obstacles of using sports as a tool to empower young girls in developing nations, such as Nigeria.  As research has shown, sports have the ability to bridge various ethnicities, genders, ages, and socio-economic classes. Thus, the role of sports in global development remains an important discussion and area for additional exploration.

Muoto listed nine facts while presenting her case for girls everywhere to play sports.

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  • Wello

    i loved sport when i was in school
    it makes you view your body in another way and see it as so much more than the crap that you’re bombarded with from the media AND you get the added benefit of exercise.

    girls, especially teens should def be encouraged to play any form of sport. it really helped me when i was younger.