Box Girls International

Box Girls International builds self-defense skills for girls in Germany, Kenya and South Africa, but also markets workshops to the private sector as a fresh approach to team-building.

Boxgirls organizes boxing and self-defense training for 160 adolescent girls and young women from disadvantaged backgrounds in the slums of Nairobi. Boxgirls also builds girls' knowledge and skills on reproductive health, as well as  address gender-based violence and economic empowerment.

Boxgirls is particularly successful at challenging gender norms in the community. They frequently organize outdoor boxing tournaments to engage the community in watching girls participate in what is considered a male sport, and they use the boxing ring as a platform for educating the community through, for example, role-play on issues facing the girls in the community.

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