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Participation and Leadership - Strengthening women* in and through football in Iraq (all regions)

In 2021, DISCOVER FOOTBALL will create a platform for women who are active in football or futsal in Iraq (all regions) to create stronger ties among one another and with female footballers in the region.

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

In 2021, DISCOVER FOOTBALL will create a platform for women who are active in football or futsal in Iraq (all regions) to create stronger ties among one another and with female footballers in the region. The participants’ experiences and expertise will be at the center of the events and the specifics of the programme will be designed in collaboration to make sure that it serves the participants’ needs.

During the programme you will:

  • discuss, learn and network with other women in football/futsal in Iraq and the WANA region during 10 online events. The session will run throughout the year and the curriculum will be based on your expertise and needs of the group.
  • take part in a 3 to 4 day conference on women's football & rights in Berlin as an expert of the situation of women in football in your context (May 2021)
  • collaborate with others on the development of a version of the DISCOVER FOOTBALL Women's Football & Culture Festival in Iraq or a proximate region (November 2021)
  • intensify your knowledge and leadership skills (e.g. communication, networking, gender based discrimination, support structures)
  • be part of a space created by and for women

What we will offer:

  • the programme is free of charge and travel / visa costs will be covered
  • a curriculum tailored to the needs of the group- strong network of women in football and ongoing opportunities for collaboration with experienced female footballers from the West Asia and North Africa region
  • inputs from international experts in women's football and women's rights
  • intensive and ongoing support
  • diversified programme
  • certification of the programme

Please apply if:

  • you are a woman older than 18 years old
  • you are involved in football/futsal or interested in women's sports
  • you are interested in women right's
  • you can commit yourself for one year
  • you are willing to travel to Germany
  • you want to share your experience and amplify your vision for gender equality in Iraq and the WANA region.

For any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to write to df21@discoverfootball.de

(!) Application deadline is January 10th, 2020, 12 p.m. (AST)

(!) The DISCOVER FOOTBALL jury will begin the selection process in January. The result will be informed until the middle of January.(!) You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

(!) All female-identified persons are welcome to apply.

(!) Please ensure your availability for the whole programme.


Project financed by the GIZ commissioned by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.