"We play football to promote unity and solidarity. Football means interculturality, joy and the passion for defending the colors of our jerseys. We believe that football can bring people together and overcome political boundaries."

 

Objectives

  • to promote unity and the political, social and economic participation of women in our communities and on national level.
  • to be able to take our own decisions and to know how to defend our rights.
  • to reduce notions of “otherness” produced by a society machista that considers women to be objects.
  • to pass from being objects to subjects that contribute to the development of our society
  • we want to continue winning tournaments and establish the sport as alternative for our youth to fight social problems like alcoholism, drug abuse, criminality and other problems.
  • we also want to travel to other countries and present our culture, traditions and realities to the world and to exchange knowledge and experiences with brothers and sisters from other countries.

Football means to us…

We believe that football is more than just practicing sport. It is a space to share ideals and to work together to achieve our goals for women. Women that live in a society still suffering from a strong machismo which has contributed to the low development of women in all aspects of human development.

“WE PLAY FOOTBALL TO PROMOTE UNITY, SOLIDARITY, INTERCULTURALITY AND THE JOY AND PASSION FOR DEFENDING THE COLORS OF OUR TRIKOT. WE BELIEVE THAT SPORT CAN UNITE PEOPLE AND GO BEYOND THE POLITICAL BORDERS.”

Playing football makes it possible for us to focus on teamwork, solidarity and reciprocity – all of them aspects that help to change and to leave behind social patterns, that for years have made it impossible for women to participate equally  in our communities.

Being a woman and playing football means…

Capacity, strength, self-esteem, victory, commitment. To leave social taboos behind and to demonstrate organisation and courage. To present the world our skills and to be a mirror for justice and equality.

Our most exiting football experience was…

…to have gained the possibility to represent our country and, over all, the indigenous people of Saraguro by playing football.