Fighting Back Against Sexual Harassment in Sports: African Female Footballer’s Brave Testimony
Female Footballer, Tabitha Chawinga has confessed that she suffered abuse in her home country, Malawi, as she was often made to strip during matches.
She was born on May 22, 1996, in Lilongwe, Malawi.
This information was reported by insider.com.
Chawinga says she was first made to undress when she was just aged 13 while playing for a girls’ school team.
Her opponents did not believe she was female because of her physical appearance and her ability.
Chawinga says it then happened again shortly after she had joined women’s football team DD Sunshine in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe.
Tabitha Chawinga is a very good female soccer player who has been recognized as one of the top 100 female players. She won the Chinese Women’s Super League Player of the Year award two times in a row for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons.
In an interview with theguardian.com, Tabitha shared that she once played in a Presidential Cup match in Malawi where officials asked her to take off her clothes to confirm her gender, which made her feel very unhappy.