7th March 2017, London #RewritingTheCode Campaign
Girl Power Organisation honoured to receive the 2017 Challange Award from Theirworld, the global education charity founded by Sarah Brown, as part of their campaign #RewritingTheCode. The aim of the campaign is to challenge all the embedded prejudices that prevent women and girls from achieving equality.
15-17 October 2016, Keinbaum Conference Berlin!
Girl Power Organisation honoured and proud for representing and leading a workshop with cooperation Team Group/ RespAct, in Keinbaum conference in Berlin Germany!
The main focus of the conference were immigrants & refugees and their involvement in sports and education in Europe countries.
Girl power representatives held workshops, by organising some fun indoor and outdoor games with the focus on helping refugee kids in integration and interacting with other kids in schools, sports clubs, and in society.
Participants of the conference were 150 school teachers and youth workers from Denmark and Germany.
UN Global Goals 2016 Women's World Cup
Our football players from around Europe recently took part in the UN Global Goals World Cup as part of the Girl Power Organization's Football Team. The Girl Power Team is a group of refugee and immigrant women who live in different European countries and come as together to play and use football as a tool to encourage other women around the world to stand for their rights.
The UN Global Goals World Cup is in its first year and was comprised of 24 teams. Each team was playing for one of the 17 global goals. The UN's Global Goal initiative and descriptions of each goal can be found here: http://www.globalgoals.org/#the-goals. Our team pledged that they were playing for Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities.
On May 15th, the girl power football players traveled from Holland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, to Copenhagen and enjoyed their first training together as a group in quite some time. It was good to get everyone together to bond and to shake off any jetlag and pre-tournament jitters. The training session made for some good laughs and great memories!
The tournament kicked off on May 17th and the team won all games in the first round, emerging as the group winner. They then advanced to the semifinals beating Danish team Metro Express with a score of 3-1. Unfortunately, the team lost in the final to Youth Fighters, also from Denmark, with a score of 1-3. It was an amazing experience and the team got to meet many people including Monica Gonzalez, former Team Captain of the Mexican Women's National Team, FIFA Executive Moya Dodd, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thoring-Schmidt.
Congrats to our players for participating in such a worthy event and for reaching as far as they did. They are role models who can influence other women that come from different cultures and backgrounds to integrate in their societies and to not be afraid to participate in sports and lead healthy lifestyles. Their teammates around the world and the staff are very proud of them and their efforts!!
Thanks to our partners Fare network for supporting our team to experience such a joyful and great event.
A video of highlights from the trip and tournament can be viewed on the Girl Power Organization Football Team!
First Football Training of Girl power Running Team
May 07 2016. 9C. In a beautiful sunny weather Girl Power runner team had their first run, at Copenhagen city.
The team is mixed of immigrants, refugees, including women's from asylum Canter . They are preparing for 5Km race,which will take place in 15.August.2016 in Copenhagen city.
The aim, which the team is running & standing for is Gender equality & women empowerment.
Our partner Trampoline house is supporting us with players recruitment, and travel costs for them.
Trampoline house is an independent community centre in Copenhagen that provides refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a place of support community, and purpose.
17.May.2016 Girl Power football team will participate in Global Goals world cup women football tournament. The tournament is for women of all ages and backgrounds to experience the sheer joy of playing soccer and the meaningfulness of taking a stand for the world they want. The event will be organised by UNDP and Eir soccer, and it will take place in Copenhagen Denmark.