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.Read More
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Journalist Barbara Levin deep dives into the stories behind the women who have chosen activism as their way of life...Read More
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.Read More
Can a young shy girl from a small village in South Africa become an outspoken champion of girl's rights? You "BET SHE CAN!" -This is the name of the organisation that this next SDG 5 Dream Team player founded to create a network of support and mentorship for young women in her home country.Read More
Meet Dina Smailova
She was raped, shamed and rejected by her family. But one day Dina Smailova stood up and spoke up! Not just for herself but for all victims of sexual violence in Kasakhstan: "we are not the ones to be ashamed, our attackers should be ashamed and prosecuted" She says.
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.
The SDG5 Dreamteam
Who would you put on your SDG5 Dreamteam to fight for glory and the world we want? We are asking eight established role models, development organisations and decision makers to each nominate a player, whom they think has what it takes.Read More