BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, girls around the world are often treated as inferior. As a result, they are socialized to put themselves last. Play and sport are proven to perform a critical role in the healthy physical, emotional and psychological development of girls and young women. To empower girls worldwide to meet and rise above discrimination challenges, One World Play Project is presenting All Girls Can Play—an advocacy and play initiative centered on helping girls realize their full potential through the power of play.
Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders with Play
Investing resources in the empowerment of girls has been shown to strengthen communities, increase economies and improve health and education in future generations. By empowering girls through play, we can help them build confidence, learn leadership skills, raise their voices and influence communities.
Worldwide, NGOs are using play and sport as a powerful vehicle to inspire and educate females across a wide range of valuable life lessons, including gender equality, HIV/AIDS awareness, human rights, tolerance, conflict resolution, and more.
A Container for Change
The goal is simple: provide ultra-durable soccer balls to girls around the world. The All Girls Can Play initiative aims to fill a container with 2,200 One World Futbols over the next three months (by August 7, 2015). By joining this movement, you can help impact the lives of more than 60,000 young women.
The One World Futbol is a ball that never needs a pump and never goes flat, even when punctured. All Girls Can Play will bring the power of play to girls around the world by raising and delivering One World Futbols through our giving partners:
* Women Win, a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam and working with partners worldwide, which aims to equip adolescent girls to exercise their rights through sport.
* BAWSI, a grassroots nonprofit organization, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose mission is to strengthen the women’s sports community by mobilizing female athletes to inspire and lead through service.