GLOBAL GOAL 5 ACCELERATOR

The Global Goal 5 Accelerator is advancing gender equality on the pitch, on the sidelines, in organizations, and in the media. Each accelerator brings together a cohort of organizations regionally to build girls’ participation, advance pipelines and pathways for female coaches, elevate female leaders, and change perceptions in our communities. 

OUR APPROACH

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The Global Goal 5 Accelerator takes a collaborative approach to advancing gender equality through soccer, and sport-for-development organizations. This 10-month program addresses barriers for women and girls holistically: on the pitch, on the sidelines, in organizations, and in the media.

 

As part of a regional cohort, organizational leaders and female coaches participate in an intensive in-person workshop focused experiential learning opportunities, sharing best practices, and creating organization-specific Gender Action Plans with commitments to advance their progress. GLOBAL Goal 5 Champions bring their learnings and action plans back to local communities, and are supported to accelerate their progress toward their Goal 5 commitments.

On the Pitch

Get her to the field. Girls are underrepresented in soccer globally and in sport-for-development programs.

 

Goal: Increase girls’ participation

On the Sidelines

If she can see it she can be it. Women coaches are less than a fifth of coaches in our sector worldwide.

Goal: Ensure every girl has a female coach role model in her community

In Organizations

Women in the lead. Ensure organizations are safe and inclusive with pathways for female leaders at all levels.

Goal: Build more gender-inclusive organizations 

In the Media

Elevate stories that have the power to change perceptions locally and globally. 

Goal: Spotlight individual and collective efforts toward Global Goal 5

CURRENT ACCELERATORS

EAST AFRICA

March - December 2020
Kampala, Uganda

Participating Organizations:
Malaika (DRC)

Moving the Goalposts (Kenya)

TYSA (Kenya)

Future Stars (Tanzania)

Watoto Wasoka (Uganda)

VAP (Kenya)

Sport: The Bridge (Ethiopia)

Soccer Without Borders (Uganda)

In partnership with:

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NORTH AMERICA

Kickoff: June 22, 2020
Oakland, CA USA

Participating programs:

Fútbol Sin Fronteras (Nicaragua)

SWB Boston (USA)

SWB Maryland (USA)

SWB Oakland (USA)

SWB Seattle (USA)

SWB Colorado (USA)

In partnership with:

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EUROPE

Kickoff: May 4, 2020
Germany

More information coming soon

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