DISCOVER FOOTBALL advocates for a world in which girls and women can do sports without being discriminated against for any reason.
The Association Fußball und Begegnung e.V. (Football and Exchange) was founded by committed football enthusiasts who use sport as a tool to empower women and promote intercultural understanding. We organize international exchanges, conferences and tournaments where women and girls build skills and share knowledge that will help them gain autonomy, mobility and power. This non-profit organization relies largely on the voluntary work of women, making it unique in the world of football. Our work has been recognized by the UN special advisor on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Willi Lemke, the German Football Association‘s Steffi Jones and Theo Zwanziger as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
... challenges gender roles by increasing diverse images of strong women in the media
... enables intercultural exchange through international football tournaments
... provides opportunities for women to participate in competition
... campaigns against inequalities seeking to influence the politics of sport
... creates a powerful international network by bringing together women football players and project leaders
... builds capacity in women’s football and empowerment by...
... conducting seminars where women exchange experiences and build strategies to advance women’s football as well as women’s rights
... researching the impact of women’s football on empowerment and gender equality
... using films to collect and share the experiences of female football players from around the world