GGWCup UAE Friday January 19th 2018
GGWCup UAE Eventpage
Proudly presenting the first GGWCup tournament in the MENA region!
This tournament is part of the Global Goals World Cup Series. Where women all over the world play football for the world they want,
But this is much more than an ordinary football tournament. Read on to find out how you can get involved and raise awareness for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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Enter a team
The Global Goals World Cup is the worlds first five-a-side World Cup for the Global Goals. Each team consists of 6-8 dedicated women, who are passionate about one of the 17 Sustainable development goals, and want to help push progress while having a blast playing football.
Anyone can enter! Get your friends, colleagues, study group or team mates, and join
the community of Global Goals World Cup alumni who already count 1000 women from five continents. Share ideas and be inspired on how to take action for the world we want.
What is GGWCup?
The GGWCup is fast becoming a ground-breaking best practice prototype of how to unite multiple stakeholders around a shared desire to engage their local community in realising UN Global Goals. These one day five-a-side football tournaments where teams play for the UN Global Goals draw high-level political support and engage local and international stars as referees, commentators and ambassadors. The GGWCup ambassador and Bollywood superstar John Abraham (photo above) will be part of the tournament in January.
Inviting women of all ages and backgrounds to come play, and everyone to come cheer !
We are inviting women from all over the region to participate in this event, which is both meaningful and fun. This is not your average soccer tournament: Each team will make it's voice heard by playing and taking action for the UN Global Goal they are most passionate about. Read more about the special Global Goals World Cup rules and register a team here. Winning the matches only counts for 1/4 of the victory! Additional points are awarded for actions for the goals, engaging the crowd and creative style.
Leading up to the event, teams take action for their favorite goal, find innovative ways to engage their network and get creative about how to express their mission on the day through eye-catching uniforms an team cheers.
Why do we do this?
Despite the many advances in creating a sustainable future and combatting poverty, the international community still has a long way to go if we are to reach the SDG's by 2030. In many communitites, women are an untapped resource of strength and influence. And also those who have most to gain by accelerating progress. For example are women and children often the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. By mobilizing women to have their say in the sustainable development agenda, We aim to rally public support to address these issues.
Over the next years, the GGWCup is building a worldwide community of teams, connected by their love of football and their desire to change the world one goal at a time. The strategic partners for the GGWCup in UAE are UAE Football Association, United Nations Global Compact (Local Network) and Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), Choithram & Sons and HomeCycle.