GGWCup
GLOBAL GOALS WORLD CUP

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Summer 2019

Refugee women find relief in Greek soccer
Washington Post – July 9, 2019 by Thanassis Stavrakis | AP
[…] The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

Hestia FC was set up by the Olympic Truce Centre, a non-government organization created in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee and Greek Foreign Ministry. The team took part in the Global Goals World Cup in Denmark last month — a five-a-side international women’s tournament aimed at promoting gender equality.

None of the migrant women were allowed to travel and were represented by mostly Greek volunteers who agreed to play in their place.

Unexpectedly, they won the tournament.

“It’s a (vindication) of our fight to get them travel permits,” Salta said. “To let them know how many people they inspire.”

 

GGWCup Europe, Copenhagen May 2019

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GGWCup seek to accelerate progress by giving women from all walks of life, across all regions of the world a voice for their future. We will create an inclusive environment featuring tournaments which make both advocacy and sustainable development. Welcome to the GGWCup. From GGWCup Europe in Copenhagen May 14th, 2019. Video credit: Verdens Bedste Nyheder.

Verdens Bedste Nyheder / World Best News
May 21 2019 by Sune Skaarup
Stærke kvinder driblede verdensmålene fremad (Strong Women Dribling The Global Goals Forward) (Danish)

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@SAP Next-Gen on Medium
May 28 by Kelly Cannon
Scaling Up a Sustainable Fashion Agenda
SAP Next-Gen showed up in a powerful way at the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup) in Europe to activate a global movement for sustainable fashion. In 2016, the GGWCup became the first activist women’s Football World Cup. In the past three years, thousands of women across four continents have taken part in the GGWCup tournaments, with the final games taking place during the UN General Assembly Week in New York each September.

Arabnews.com
May 26 by Caline Malek
Saudi women footballers set their sights on green goals
DUBAI: In the natural scheme of things, sports and environment are not easy to combine. But a group of eight Saudi women are attempting just that through their football team, the Greens. The team’s members want to use their passion for sport to raise environmental awareness and bring about a mindset change across the Kingdom.

Børsen
(Danish) May 24 2019
Fodbold, kvinder og en kamp for en bedre verden by Pernille Mohr Nielsen
Ligestilling og bæredygtig energi er nogle af de verdensmål, som kvinder fra nær og fjern kæmper for, når de går på fodboldbanen og spiller om at blive det bedste hold, ikke i, men for verden.

Spanish Futsal Players Association "AJFSF"
(Spanish) May 21, 2019
El equipo LET US BEE gana el premio al proyecto con mayor alcance e impacto de los Global Goals GGWCup en Copenaghe, Dinamarca

Jyllands-Posten Sport
(Danish) May 16 2019
Aktivistisk verdensmesterskab vil forene sport og bæredygtighed by Signe Laursen
Fodbold er universelt, skaber forståelse og sammenhold på tværs af landegrænser, siger en af grundlæggerne bag Global Goals World Cup, der forsøger at skabe en bedre verden med bolden som redskab.

Marca.com
(Spanish) May 12, 2019
"Siempre hay que dar la cara": de víctimas de la violencia de género a futbolistas by Alberto R. Barbero & Carlos Fernández
”Superviviente, sí, ¡maldita sea! Nunca me cansaré de celebrarlo". Lo canta Sabina en su último trabajo (penúltimo, siempre penúltimo) y sirve para el caso que nos ocupa. Porque hay víctimas y hay supervivientes. "Es sencillo. Nosotras creemos que víctima es la que está sufriendo en su casa el tema del maltrato. Una vez que sale por sus medios o porque la ayuda alguien, se convierte en superviviente. Ahí afronta la realidad desde otro punto de vista. Nosotras estamos para eso. Muchas nos llaman cuando ya están fuera, aunque otras muchas lo hacen cuando aún están dentro y las ayudamos a dar el paso". Habla Carmen Benito, presidenta de Mujeres Unidas contra el Maltrato (MUM)... y jugadora del Let us bee!, primer equipo que representará a España en la Global Goals World Cup.”

Photo Pablo García (MARCA)

Berlingske
May 11 2019
"Hvis du ingenting gør, tager du stilling," – Rikke Michala Rønholt Albertsen i Berlingske.

Sportanddev.org
Thirty teams will set out to play for the world they want. You are invited. Free admission.

GGWCup CPH 2019 Borsen May 24
 
GGWCup Rikke Rønholt i Berlingske May 11 2019
 

GGWCup Prague 2019

V Praze se odehrál unikátní fotbalový turnaj
PRAHA TV – May 30 by David Wilczek
Unikátní fotbalový turnaj na podporu globálních cílů OSN, který inspiruje a zapojuje ženy z celého světa, se poprvé konal v České republice.
(A unique football tournament to support the UN's global goals, which inspires and engages women from around the world, was held for the first time in the Czech Republic.)

Marca.com
May 12 2019
"Siempre hay que dar la cara": de víctimas de la violencia de género a futbolistas
PRIMERA PLANA Mujeres Unidas contra el Maltrato, primer equipo español en la Global Goals World Cup

Bristol247.com
Friday May 3, 2019
Football As A Force For Good by Ellie Pipe

Press Release
May 6, 2019
GGWCup Europe kommer til København den 14. maj
Nu er der ikke længe til, at Global Goals World Cup lander i København med en europæisk udgave; GGWCup Europe.

Press Release
April 12, 2019
The GGWCup Prague team captains have taken the unique balls and committed to play for a better world
The captains of the eighteen Global Goals World Cup Prague teams took over the SDGs at a joint meeting at Werich Villa in Prague on Wednesday, April 10th.

Press release
March 7, 2019
Startujeme Global Goals World Cup Prague - poprvé v Česku
Unikátní fotbalový turnaj na podporu globálních cílů OSN, který inspiruje a zapojuje ženy z celého světa – Global Goals World Cup, jsme odstartovali tiskovou konferencí 7. března 2018 v prostorách Ikea Point na Václavském náměstí.

 
Photo: Rasmus Meldgaard Harboe (DR)

Photo: Rasmus Meldgaard Harboe (DR)

Dr.dk Kultur
February 3
15 år, skuespiller og feminist: Safina går i berømt fars fodspor (Danish)
by Rasmus meldgaard Harboe (rhar@dr.dk)

Extract

Vil gerne prøve det hele

[…] Men det er ikke kun skuespillet, der fylder i hendes unge hoved. For selvom Safina Coster-Waldau kun er 15 år og tilmed er opvokset i et priviligeret land som Danmark, så har hun haft rig lejlighed til at opleve uligheden i verden.

Det har hun gennem sin far, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Udover at være skuespiller, er han nemlig goodwill-ambassadør i FN. Det betyder, at han forsøger at samle opbakning til FN's verdensmål, der blandt andet inkluderer ligestilling mellem kønnene.

- Så vi har flere gange været med til noget, der hedder 'Global Goals World Cup' i New York. Et af verdensmålene er kønsligestilling, og min søster og jeg lærte alt muligt. Vi har blandt andre mødt Malala. Er det ikke sejt? siger Safina og henviser til Malala Yousafzai, som kæmper for pigers ret til uddannelse.

Read full article here. Danish)

 

GGWCup Mumbai 2019

The Navhind Times
February 21, 2019
These women are changing the game by Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ
Tete-a-tete with the players

myKhel.com
February 5, 2019
FC Goa Women’s Team Crowned Global Goals World Cup Champions
About myKhel.com: provides live updates and in-depth analyses of every professional sporting event that happens around the world. 

Mid-Day
February 5, 2019.
Forca Goa girls clinch GGW Cup football title
The article mentions that the 24-team, five-a-side football event, aimed at encouraging women into action, is part of the United Nations' 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals. The story has been published in print as well online.

Business Standard
February 4, 2019.
FC Goa women's team wins India leg of Global Goals World Cup
The Global Goals World Cup aims to create awareness and celebrate entities that champion United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals, as well as drive progress and change in their communities.

Sportskeeda
February 4, 2019
FC Goa women's team wins India leg of Global Goals World Cup
FC Goa women's football team representing the Forca Goa Foundation were crowned champions of the Global Goals World Cup held here. The Global Goals World Cup aims to create awareness and celebrate entities that champion United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals, as well as drive progress and change in their communities.

Amar Ujala
February 4, 2019
एफसी गोवा महिला टीम ने ग्लोबल गोल्स विश्व कप का भारतीय चरण जीता
फोर्सा गोवा फाउंडेशन का प्रतिनिधित्व कर रही एफसी गोवा महिला फुटबॉल टीम ने यहां ग्लोबल गोल्स विश्व कप का खिताब जीता। यहां जारीविज्ञप्ति के अनुसार पहली बार भारत में आयोजित की गई।

Assam Tribune
February 4, 2019
FC Goa women’s team wins India leg of Global Goals World Cup
In all, 24 all-woman teams competed in the football event which took place for the first time in India. The champions will now represent India at the Global Goals Activist Trophy to be held in New York in September, a media release said on Monday.

News Boss
February 4, 2019
FC Goa women's team wins India leg of Global Goals World Cup
The Global Goals World Cup aims to create awareness and celebrate entities that champion United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals, as well as drive progress and change in their communities. 

DevDiscourse
February 4, 2019
FC Goa women's team wins India leg of Global Goals World Cup
The Global Goals World Cup aims to create awareness and celebrate entities that champion United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals, as well as drive progress and change in their communities. 

VICE
January 22, 2019
A Mumbai Agency Launches a Campaign to Enable Better Representation of Women in Football in India
In collaboration with the Forca Goa Foundation, the first phase of an activism spurred by Ruchika Parab has given birth to ‘A Girl’s Place’, which reclaims, and breaks, this sexist cliche.

 

GGWCup New York UNGA 2018

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Girls Soccer Network
September 20, 2018
Majken Gilmartin: Making Global Change with Global Goals by Cheyenne Bowers

 
 
 
Girls used Eir balls at the Elite Football Camp International in Copenhagen. Photo Lars Runge

Girls used Eir balls at the Elite Football Camp International in Copenhagen. Photo Lars Runge

2014

NY Times
October 24, 2014

Selling a smaller soccer ball

by Claire Martin

At age 12 or 13, many soccer players around the world graduate from the soccer balls designed for children to the larger ones used by professionals. But when a Danish youth soccer coach named Majken Gilmartin watched her daughter’s team make that transition in 2007, she was alarmed by what she saw.

As soon as the girls started using the larger ball, Ms. Gilmartin detected a difference in how they played. “They got fatigued,” she says. She worried that the ball might increase their risk of injury.

“I thought, ‘Why are we training with that size ball in this age?’ ” she recalls. “This is a ball that we play with when we are adults. Why are young girls playing with it?”

Ms. Gilmartin, who at the time was a Copenhagen-based filmmaker and organizer of soccer tournaments, knew some elite female soccer players with persistent knee and ankle injuries. She was also a lifelong soccer player herself, with her own history of soccer-induced knee surgeries — seven in all, starting at age 16. She believed that the balls were at least partly to blame.

[…]

In the past several years, research has emerged that women who play soccer, basketball and ice hockey are two to three times more likely to receive concussions than men in those sports, according to Dr. Robert Cantu, clinical professor of neurology and neurosurgery and co-director of the CTE Center at the Boston University School of Medicine, and co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute in Boston.

For girls, soccer poses the highest concussion risk of any sport, Dr. Cantu says. Only a small percentage of soccer concussions are caused by contact with the ball, but some of those injuries could be avoided with a ball like the Eir, he says. He notes that a shift to softer balls in Little League baseball has resulted in fewer head injuries in that sport.

[…]

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