Asmayee Football Club (Kabul, Afghanistan)

Asmayee Football Club was formed in 2011 by Afghan national football player Fanoos Basir. AFC uses football as a tool to promote women's rights, literacy, and empowerment. Members organize football clubs with women and girls displaced by the war in Afghanistan, many of whom are currently living in the drastically under-resourced camps in Kabul having previously fled to Iran and Pakistan. AFC players advocate on behalf of Afghan asylum seekers abroad, as well as young girls working as bound laborers in the carpet-making factories of Afghanistan.