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11695020_10153469570568270_5347638941771934246_n We successfully completed the DISCVOER FOOTBALL Festival in Berlin and are now looking forward to our next project. Together with the Lebanese Girls Football Academy (GFA) we will host the first international female football festival in the MENA region,  July 27 till August 2, 2015.

OUR GOAL: Raise awareness about women’s football in the region and to increase media exposure of women’s football in Lebanon and the neighboring countries.

OUR VISION: Greater acceptance of women’s football as a symbol for gender equality and social integration in Lebanon and other Arab countries, opportunities and more rights for girls from rural areas.

In order to celebrate the power of female football we organize an international football tournament in Beirut combined with football practice and a workshop program for young girls from different rural areas of Lebanon (North-Zgharta, South-Sour, Central North-Jounieh and Central South- Beirut). In each region, fun football games and educational courses related to football, gender equality and social development will be conducted for girls and women from the respective communities.

And in the afternoon teams from several Arab countries and of course DISCOVER FOOTBALL will compete on the pitch in order to share empowerment, solidarity and freedom.

We will simply celebrate Our Game, Our Goals!


The global/local exhibition REAL GROUND started in Mexico City


Mexico City. – Ganando Terreno se mueve en México. La campaña pretende generar semillas de cambio, destacar la fuerza, motivación y pasión de las mujeres que juegan, y aumentar la conciencia sobre la lucha de las mujeres dentro del fútbol.

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Wie kann mit Hilfe von Fußball Gewalt gegen Frauen bekämpft werden?



Berlin. – Wie kann mit Hilfe von Fußball Gewalt gegen Frauen bekämpft werden? Mit diesem Thema beschäftigen sich zehn Frauen aus der MENA-Region im Rahmen der Konferenz „Addressing Gender-Based Violence through Football in the Middle East and North Africa“ vom 7.-11. April in Berlin . Die Konferenz wird von der Berliner NGO DISCOVER FOOTBALL und niederländischen NGO Women Win organisiert und von der niederländischen Novo Foundation unterstützt. Continue reading

FIFA’s turf debate part of soccer’s long-standing gender problem

The symbolism of giving a synthetic turf to female athletes runs much deeper than the surface of a pitch

On Jan. 21 a group of more than 40 female soccer players dropped a gender discrimination lawsuit against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association. The complaint was filed in October, opposing FIFA’s decision to hold the upcoming Women’s World Cup tournament on synthetic turf instead of real grass. The men’s games have never been played on artificial turf, and the next two men’s tournaments, in 2018 and 2022, will be played on real grass. Continue reading