BBC Sport launches a week of content for International Women’s Day

BBC Sport is celebrating today’s International Women’s Day by offering a week’s worth of online content.

Running until Sunday March 14 BBC Sport will look at some of the challenges sportswomen have faced, from arranged marriages to endometriosis.

Kicking off the week is a video of Serena Williams reading a reimagined version of Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’.

There will also be an inspirational interview with 16-year-old para-swimmer Ellie Challis, who lost all her limbs to meningitis at 18 months old.

Visitors to the site can see the results from the BBC Sport Global Prize Money study, published today.

Encompassing more sports than ever before, this study compares the prize money between men and women’s sporting competitions.

The study found the majority of sports surveyed were offering equal prize money for male and female athletes in major competitions but there is still a large disparity in basketball, football and golf.

Concluding the week will be a round table with some of Britain’s top black athletes discussing how gender and race representation in sport has changed since the millennium.

Main photo courtesy of BBC Sport

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