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Women and sports in Solomon Islands

Dorovolomo, Jeremy and Fitoo, Billy and Maebuta, Jack and Miniti, Patrick and Nanau, Gordon (2019) Women and sports in Solomon Islands. In: Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region: Domination, Resistance, Accommodation. Routledge, London and New York, pp. 188-199. ISBN 978-1-138-89572-0

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This study sought to gather consensus from sports practitioners, strategies that could be employed to improve women’s sports in Solomon Islands. Utilising the Nominal Group Technique, 16 participants underwent half a day’s workshop and agreed on the salience of changing mindsets by breaking cultural and religious beliefs around female positioning in society. Part of this, is implementable strategic plans at the government level that provides an enabling environment for ample opportunities for women to participate in sports at all levels. This includes increased numbers of women’s expertise in major sports roles such as coaching, technical officials and administrators.However, successfully implementing such strategies across the country will require the breaking of multiple, entrenched cultural barriers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Institute of Education
Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Billy Fitoo
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 22:13
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 04:29

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