This chapter presents the current situation of women in sport in Hong Kong. It adopts a wide perspective, exploring the local context and how the environment looks like in relation to sport and physical activity. Government policies protect women’s rights across areas of life that include sport and support the promotion of physical activity in schools and the community. However, evidence suggests that the intersection of the Eastern and Western identities of Hong Kong people, evolved over its colonial and postcolonial history, continues to impact on women’s participation in sport and physical activity. Women have come to dominate high-performance sport in Hong Kong, but gender stereotypical notions persist, and more positive support for girls to engage more widely in sport is needed. Copyright © 2021 selection and editorial matter, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE); individual chapters, the contributors.
|Title of host publication||Women and sport in Asia|
|Editors||Rosa LÓPEZ DE D’AMICO, Maryam Koushkie JAHROMI, Maria Luisa M. GUINTO|
|Place of Publication||Oxon|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367675837, 9780367675844|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|