An African version of the magazine “Women Sports” is born. Called “ Women Sports Africa”, it is now gracefully distributed in 26 countries of French-speaking Africa, including Morocco. This 84-page magazine is distributed in paper and digital versions thanks to the support of 20 partners including sports federations, NGOs, media, etc. “Women Sports Africa”, which is a magazine for dynamic, sporty and committed women in society, tackles women’s sport in all its forms: pleasure sport, well-being and health, focus on African champions, empowerment through sport with portraits of women of influence, education and emancipation through sport with a blow spotlight on beautiful societal initiatives for the benefit of African women and girls.
For its first issue (July-December 2020), the magazine’s management team called on ex-Olympic champion Nawal El Moutawakel to sign an editorial in which she stresses the importance of sport as a “great tool for promoting gender equality, diversity, emancipation, and modernity”. While welcoming the growing number of sportswomen participating in major international competitions, Nawal El Moutawakel highlights the role of sport in the heart of society, since sports practice “enables women and girls to learn the teamwork, resilience, and self-confidence.”
And to continue that “this great opportunity for empowerment Allows women to defy gender stereotypes and social norms.” The sporty woman is the embodiment of the autonomous, dynamic, persevering, and competent woman, ” she believes. As proof, she rejoices, the number of sportswomen participating in major international competitions that continues to grow, noting that at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo, 49% of the athletes will be women and for the first time in the History of the Summer Olympics, there will be full gender representation in the 206 delegations and the Olympic team of refugees who will participate.
Other striking content: the exclusive interview with the president of the First Ladies of Africa, Antoinette Sassou Nguesso. From 2021, “Women Sports Africa » Will be available in national editions and will be accompanied by a web TV and a unique event system.