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Dubai Tournament Announced with Strong Partners

Plans for the first MENA region GGWCup was launched in Dubai on Oct. 18th.

Plans for the first MENA region GGWCup was launched in Dubai on Oct. 18th.

A Dream becomes reality
The idea of a tournament in the UAE was first born in 2016 at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York. Now it is becoming a reality thanks to our strong local and global partners. This time, Eir Soccer is teaming up with the Dubai-headquartered consultancy and sustainability knowledge center Sustainable Mindz, the Royal Danish Embassy Abu Dhabi, the Local Global Compact Network and our Global partners UNDP and Save the Children. In addition, for the first time since Copenhagen, we are also under the patronage of the UAE Football Association, which will strengthen our continued dialogue with sports organisations about the vital role that sport can play in reaching the UN Global Goals. Also the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), Choithram & Sons and HomeCycle are joining the strategic partners. 
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More media coverage coming up. 

Campaigning for 100 days for the Global Goals.
The press event was the kick off for a 100 day campaign to raise awareness of the UN SDG's in corporate- and civil society of the UAE, and to invite and encourage all kinds of women to set teams and participate in the tournament.  As we saw in Bangkok, the GGWCup format with special rules allows for unexpected sports starts to emerge. Thus, the runners up in our recent Bangkok tournament was a team of mothers to children at the NIST International school, who had led a strong campaign of advocacy for Goal 3: Health and Wellbeing, and had put incredible energy into mobilizing the crow and being creative with their style. This made them a fierce opponent even to the younger and more skilled football teams. (Read about the GGWCup rules here) 

Campaign overview

We are excited to set out on this journey, which hopefully will see a series of GGWCup events in the region, establishing a strong tradition for mobilizing women to take action for sustainable development through sport. 
Please stay updated and register your team through the eventpage, which will open on on Oct 23rd



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