CAC’s World Celebrates International Women’s Day
March 9th 2016. Yesterday was International Women’s Day. We sent a packet of gender equity games to over 1000 organizations in 90 countries. Here is just a small sample of activities which these incredible organizations ran to celebrate International Women’s Day.
In Uganda, Buwate Youth Sports Academy, played the games with a group of girls in their community. They discussed the types of discrimination women suffer from and the benefits to society of investing in women and girls.
In Indonesia, coaches from our partner Uni Papua ran a session with both boys and girls and focused on the integration of girls into all sporting activities as a way to show society that women can do everything men can.
In Kenya, CAC staff joined an International Women’s Day parade and played games from our new ASK for Choice female empowerment curriculum which brings gender policy to life all over the world with a community partner.
In Pakistan, Muslim Hands Mirpur and Mirpur University of Science and Technology organized a seminar within the campus which was attended by a huge number of female students. They also ran a session using our Overcoming Discrimination game with students at a blind school. Incredibly, 2 of the female participants biked 135KM to attend the seminar!
In Brazil, CAC staff, alongside our partner Futebol Social, played ASK for Choice games. They discussed practical solutions for equality and finished with the men cheering on the women during an all-female game.
In Nepal, our partner Childreach Nepal played ASK for Choice games at a local school to encourage girls to have a voice when they are wronged.
In the USA, The Sanneh Foundation encouraged girls to come down to their Conway Community Center to get assistance on their school work and play sports.
In India, Foot and Boot delivered sessions which highlighted and discussed the safe spaces for women and women’s rights. They finished by talking about how investing in women leads to a better all round future.
In Haiti, CAC recently ran ASK for Choice games with a group of young women as part of our partnership with GOALS Haiti.
In Singapore, SportCares’ tennis coaches put education into action using themes like gender equality and safe spaces for girls who attended their sessions.
We want to say well done and thank you to everyone who ran events on and around International Women’s Day. Your commitment and efforts are creating choices and opportunities for women and girls in your community.
The fight goes on with increased exposure and knowledge…