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Sports empowerment for women

November 30, 2012 3:42 am

Football’s Just Play program has become a social tool of empowerment for women in the Pacific.

OFC head of international relations, Franck Casillio is in Suva this week and hoping to create advocates through the Pacific Youth Council General Assembly.

“It’s a big topic in the region because we really need to give girls and women equal rights so by using sports as a tool, we can give them the opportunity to be leaders in the region in one sport and we can start changing the mentality in the region.”

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The Just Play program has already been implemented in Fiji through the Fiji Football Association which has a high success rate already.

The Pacific Youth Sports Conference is in New Caledonia next year where more plans will be set up.

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