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SDG5 Dream Team Players Honored at the Peace and Sport Awards in Monaco

Last week in Monaco at the annual Peace and Sport Awards two of the players were recognized for their outstanding contribution. Khalida Popal was named Champion of the Year for her brave insistence on speaking her mind as the only women in the Afghanistan Football Association, and her tireless work to give women access to sport. The organistion HODI, (Horn of Africa Development Initiative) Founded by Fatuma Adan, was named NGO of the year, for their use of sport as a means to promote peace and change norms in rural Kenya. 

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Press release: Annie Lennox and HRH Crown Princess Mary to Nominate last two SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Dream Team Players.

Artist and activist Annie Lennox and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be the ones to announce the last two players on the SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Dream Team ahead of the 2nd Global Goals, five - a – side soccer World Cup Final.

Today (Sept 18th) Annie Lennox announces her choice of player: Muzoon Almellehan, a Syrian refugee and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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Thank you Mothers, for giving your children the gift of sport.

Thank you Mothers, for giving your children the gift of sport. 

One of my earliest and happiest childhood memories is being allowed onto the bench at half time of one of my mother’s basketball games.
Climbing onto her lap and feeling the heat radiating from her body, her heart pounding against my back through her soaking wet jersey, inhaling the smell of her fresh sweat while listening to hear labored breathing, as she prepared to go back onto the court. I felt so safe, so at home, so included in her world.

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