Brazil’s Olympic legacy: teenage girls tackle taboos through sport

By Sophie Davies RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Each week in a northern suburb of Rio de Janeiro, a dozen or so girls meet to play handball but are learning far more than how to master the fast-paced game. Part of a project called One Win Leads to Another, organized by U.N. Women and the International Olympic Committee, the teens take part before each game in group sessions with a psychologist talking about women’s rights, reproduction and sexual health. One Win Leads to Another, which also receives support from the Brazilian Olympic Committee, is one of several programs aimed at building a social legacy in Rio beyond this summer’s Olympic Games.
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