Twelve female Pakistani athletes visited UNCG’s campus in June as part of the U.S. State Department’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative. The women experienced life on a college campus and learned the ins and outs of women’s rugby and field hockey.
Through the State Department program, “they bring in girls from different parts of the world to experience sport in America and how in America we use sport to empower women,” said Dr. Donna Duffy (Kinesiology). She is director of the Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity.
The athletes were hosted by the program in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in partnership with the Center for Peace, Sport and Society at the University of Tennessee.
By Lanita Withers Goins
Photo courtesy @SportandPeaceUT