Today, on International Women’s Day, women and girls from different parts of the world who participate in LaLiga FOUNDATION projects are sending a message of hope to society to defend equal rights and opportunities, and to strengthen the role of women in sport.
Around 2,500 girls from all over the world have already participated in a variety of workshops, activities and sports competitions, improving their confidence and self-esteem, as well as their social skills and sports knowledge, through football as a vehicle of integration to improve their quality of life.
Likewise, 134 coaches and 10 referees have received specific training with the aim of opening them up to new opportunities in the future and empowering women in sports in El Salvador, Jordan, India, Cameroon, and Uganda, among other countries.
In Spain, we instill values among young girls through the Futura Hobby educational project; raising awareness of equality from a young age is one of the central themes of the program. In addition, LaLiga Genuine Santander is an inclusive and pioneering league in the world for people with intellectual disabilities; 77 players over 16 years old participate.
Olga de la Fuente, director of the LaLiga FOUNDATION, said: “Gender equality is a key objective for us and, for this reason, we work with the aim of strengthening the role of women and their professional performance in sports, empowering women and girls to achieve full integration into society.”