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Announcing She Moves: empowering women through physical activity


We are thrilled to announce the launch of She Moves, an innovative project aimed at empowering women across Europe to embrace active and healthy lifestyles. Co-funded by the European Union, She Moves is a collaborative endeavor coordinated by the esteemed Portuguese association DESI and partnered with the renowned Italian organization YWCA Italia. This project marks a significant step towards addressing gender disparities in physical activity participation and promoting holistic well-being among women.


DESI – Associação Desporto para a Educação e Saúde – Portugal: It is with great pride that we introduce DESI, a pioneering organization dedicated to promoting health and well-being through sport. With a focus on education and social change, DESI leverages the transformative power of sport to instill values, promote healthy lifestyles, and challenge societal norms. As a leader in the field of sport for development, DESI brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the She Moves project, embodying a commitment to positive change and inclusivity.


YWCA Italia: We are delighted to partner with YWCA Italia, a venerable institution with a legacy dating back to 1855. From its origins as a movement to support women, YWCA Italia has evolved into a beacon of empowerment, providing refuge to women affected by violence and fostering a sense of community for individuals of all genders and backgrounds. With branches in Turin, Rome, and Torre Pellice, YWCA Italia is a testament to the power of inclusivity and solidarity in creating positive change.


She Moves aims to break down barriers and empower women to prioritize their health and well-being through physical activity. By raising awareness, providing education, and fostering empowerment, the project seeks to inspire women to reclaim their power and lead active, fulfilling lives. Through a series of targeted activities and initiatives, including transnational meetings, workshops, and communication campaigns, She Moves aims to create a supportive environment where every woman feels empowered to embrace an active lifestyle.


Project Objectives:

  1. Awareness: Raise awareness about the benefits of active and healthy lifestyles for women.

  2. Education: Educate women about the importance of physical activity for their health and well-being.

  3. Empowerment: Empower women to overcome barriers and embrace physical activity on their own terms.

  4. Capacity Building: Build capacity within communities to support women's participation in physical activity.


As we embark on this journey together, we invite women from across Europe to join us in redefining what it means to live a healthy, empowered life. Together, we can break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a brighter, healthier future for all. Join us as we move towards a world where every woman has the opportunity to thrive.




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