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Sport empowers girls - Promoting gender equality through sport in the Asia-Pacific

 

This video highlights the role that sport can play in connecting girls and inspiring a future, which was the theme of International Women's Day 2012. UNESCO Bangkok jointly with Bangkok Prep International School, Right To Play Thailand Foundation and Duang Prateep Foundation organized a friendly mixed football match: "Only Girls Can Score". Teams won by valuing and supporting their female team members and, thus, promoted gender equality on the sports field and beyond. Participation in sport equips girls with the opportunity to develop values, knowledge and skills they need to lead physically active lives and to build self-esteem. 

More information: http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/football-to-connect-girls-and-inspire-futures-on-international-womens-day-8-march-2012/