Do Something Active Introduction
“Do Something Active” is a peer led, all female project which focuses on challenging traditional gender norms by equipping girls and young women with the ability to become peer health educators in their clubs and communities. In addition, the project will encourage young women to become more physically active; try a new activity; participate in education sessions aimed at promoting the benefits of a healthy diet, exercise and developing community leadership skills all while having fun.
Gender inequality is entrenched in our society and results in poor health outcomes for young women. To address this issue, our “DSA” is an innovative, peer-to-peer education model where young women in deprived areas of Belfast are trained & equipped to directly inspire, influence and inform their peers about important health issues including exercise, nutrition, resilience and physical and emotional well-being