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Because we can

by Catalina Pradilla, team Inspiring Inequalities

I started my whole soccer dedication when proving myself to the boys at school. I was 7 years old and back then in Colombia playing soccer as a girl was not truly accepted. Every break I went to the boys and ask them if I could play. Receiving the same answer; "No, because you are a girl".

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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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Fathers of daughters -A force to be reckoned with...

Fathers of daughters -A force to be reckoned with.

There is something about knowing, that unless you do something, your girl will grow up in a world where there are still laws and practices which will discriminate and limit her, purely based on her sex. -something, that just pushes a man from "sure, I support gender equality -in theory" into full blown action...

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about peace and sport with the Soccer Divas from Mombasa

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about peace and sport with the Soccer Divas from Mombasa.

"We saw how much fun the men and children where having when they played soccer, and we decided to start our own soccer club" Says Mariam Mpaata, team captain of the Soccer Divas. But when she and a group of women founded the first female amateur soccer club in Mombasa, they made it about more than soccer. They made it about standing united to heal and improve their community.

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Change has a sound...-It was composed by Ihan Haydar

Change has a sound...-It was composed by Ihan Haydar.

When we asked the ubercool drummer from the Danish band L.I.G.A to be a Global Goals World Cup ambassador, we could never have dreamed of the profound way she would impact our project. She showed up for what was just meant to be a regular photo shoot, doing a bit of PR for us, and left with the idea to compose our anthem! 

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