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There are some stark gender inequalities in Greater Manchester. Statistics tell us that men are more active than women. In Greater Manchester, the gap between inactive males (25.5%) and inactive females (27.9%) is 2.4%. There was a slight gap decrease of 0.8% between November 2015-2016 and November 2017-2018. However, there is still much to be done.
In June 2019 Youth Sport Trust released research around their Girls Active Project, the key points, motivators, barriers and considerations around why less girls are active than boys.
Women in Sport research released this year has found that too many girls are dropping out of sport and physical activity during teenage years and developing deep-rooted negative attitudes towards it, which act as barriers throughout life.