• Sophie’s Speaking at the Women’s World Cup

    April 7th 2015. Coaches Across Continents Monitoring and Evaluation and Curriculum Development Strategist, Sophie Legros, has been invited to speak on a panel at the Girl Power in Play symposium in Ottawa. The panel will address Sports – Education Outside the Classroom. The symposium will focus on the power of girls’ involvement in sport and will look at the connection between sports participation and gender empowerment, improved health, changing social norms, and better nutrition.

    The presentation will focus on CAC’s unique approach to sport for female empowerment, the groundbreaking philosophy behind the implementation of the ASK for CHOICE curriculum and the long-term impacts that have ensued from it. Launched on International Women’s Day, the ASK for CHOICE curriculum focuses on tangible outcomes leading to girls’ development, enabling the Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge to increase girls’ ability and opportunity to CHOOSE. CAC’s WISER monitoring and evaluation has demonstrated the success of combining sport and education in influencing local leaders to challenge cultural norms that lead to abusive and discriminatory practices.

    ‘I am honored and extremely excited to participate in the Girl Power in Play symposium. I look forward to sharing CAC’s successes in changing attitudes and gender norms to increase female participation in sport and in empowering inspiring leaders that are creating more inclusive and safer communities for women and girls. I can’t wait to learn from the decision-makers, advocates and leaders in girls and women’s development who will be present at the event.’ – Sophie Legros

    Women Deliver, a global organisation advocating for the health and well-being of girls and women, will be holding this symposium on June 18-19, during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

    With only two months before the 2015 Women’s World Cup, you can support global female empowerment by making a donation with a chance to WIN a 1999 US Women’s World Cup shirt signed by the entire squad. The team, including Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy and Michelle Akers, won the World Cup in 1999 held in the US and became soccer legends. To be in with a chance of winning this shirt simply go to this page and make a donation of a minimum of $100 to get your name in the draw to be made on July 5th– the 2015 World Cup final.

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    Sophie (far right) On-Field in Colombia for CAC