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India Women’s Boxing Coaches Sports Visitor Program

In coordination with U.S. Consulate Chennai, the Sports Diplomacy Division will host a group of fourteen male and female women’s boxing coaches in the United States.  The coaches will explore ways to use boxing as a tool for women’s empowerment and leadership, while advocating for equal rights for women. 

This program capitalizes on the relatively recent popularity of women’s boxing in India as a female boxer won bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games.  The program will count on local partnerships and upon the coaches’ return home, the coaches will conduct coaching camps for women across the country and create a pool of trainers using the techniques learned on the program, paving the way for Training the Trainers programming.