Tag: Female Empowerment

Redefining Stereotypes: Girl’s Empowerment Through Sports

In a society where traditional gender roles often confine women to certain domains, sports stand as a prime example. Despite prevailing notions that sports are primarily for men, there are countless female athletes breaking through these barriers. Through our Beyond the Label project, we had the honor of conversing with one such remarkable athlete, A.M Chinthani VishmikaBandara in the University of Jaffna currently playing for Colombo Football Club. Her story echoes the journeys of women defying societal norms in sports.  1) How have you initiated your journey in the field of football professionally and as a woman what motivated you to pursue it professionally?  I started playing football at 8 years old, back in grade 3. It all began when I joined the school…

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