22 July 2015

More than eight streetfootballworld network members from all corners of the globe gathered in Ottawa, Canada, June 18-19, to attend the Girl Power in Play Symposium. Hosted by Women Deliver, UNICEF, Right to Play, One Goal, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the two-day invitation-only event focused on the power of girls’ involvement in sport. It gathered decision makers, sports stars, high-level Canadian government officials - including Canada’s First Lady Laureen Harper, influencers, and girls and women involved in sports. Against the backdrop of the Women’s World Cup, Girl Power in Play was a call for national governments, donors, and international organizations to step up their game by:


  • Incorporating sport programs into strategies to address gender inequality
  • Increasing funding for girls’ sports programs
  • Supporting research on the impact of girls’ involvement in sport, particularly on their health 


In addition to attending the conference, streetfootballworld was honored to be a member of the advisory committee that helped plan the strategic development of the conference. We are proud that so many of our network members came to Canada to support this important movement. For more information on the conference and how to get involved in the call to action, please visit Women’s Deliver’s site here.

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