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The global/local exhibition REAL GROUND started in Mexico City

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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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ACTIVISTA Y FUTBOLISTA DE HARVARD EN MÉXICO

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¿Who likes football? Muchas manos se levantaron. “I am going to tell you about my story”, le dijo Caitlin Fisher, ex capitana de la selección femenil de futbol de la Universidad de Harvard, al traductor que se lo comunica a unas cincuenta niñas que acudieron a la US Ambassadors Cup recientemente en El Parque Seminario, Toluca. Algunas de ellas solían vender dulces en la calle, pero hoy juegan futbol gracias al DIF de Tlanepantla y a la Academia Gonzo Soccer, por eso escuchaban atentas a la futbolista profesional.

“I started to play when I was six years old”, siguió Caitlin, quien posee un curriculum más parecido al del perfil de una ejecutiva del Wall Street que al de la activista que usa el futbol como herramienta para promover por el mundo la equidad de género mediante su organización no gubernamental Guerreiras Project, una iniciativa a la que se…

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The Future on Women´s Football – BBC Documentary

Women’s football is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, with over 30 million women participating worldwide. Yvonne Macken reports on the struggle to establish the women’s game and explores what it is about football that can have men and women love it with an equal intensity and, seemingly to some, irrational passion.

With the men’s elite game under increased global scrutiny, Yvonne Macken assesses whether women’s football could be a lifeline. She hears the experiences of young women from Trinidad and Tobago, Iceland, Brazil, Japan, the UK, the USA and Africa.
Dr Samie, affiliate scholar from the Centre for Sport, Peace & Society, highlights the interest and challenges for women playing in the Middle East. Meanwhile, sports historian Dr Jean Williams reveals football’s ancient roots, and financial analyst Steve Clapham challenges the lack of disclosure in the age of global branded leagues. Has commercialisation taken the league too far from its own grassroots and can you mix profit with passion?Caitlin Fisher, of the Guerreiras Project contributes to the program as well. 
With football organisations globally evolving a sustainable business model for the women’s game, and with the 2015 World Cup in their sights, Yvonne asks what strategies will allow young girls the option to choose football as a viable career just like the boys.

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