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On what’s ahead in 2019, particularly one event shines on the horizon: the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 taking place in France. Women’s football has recently gained in popularity and participation. But we have not reached our goal yet and will continue to challenge stereotypes and demand respect for women in soccer. Together with Equal Playing Field, DISCOVER FOOTBALL, Women Win, Global Goals World Cup and all the other great organization fighting for the United Nations goal number 5. Going this direction, I intend the exhibition “Kick it like Marta” focusing on girls and women playing football in Baden-Württemberg. It shares a familiar story to many of the World Class players who fought against the odds to make it where they are today. It is a tale about a journey of girls who overcome many obstacles to fight for change in the way female football is perceived – and about their individual motivation strengths and successes. It therefore aims at the visibility of girls and women playing football beyond the sexualized images portrayed in media. With an emotionally charged photo and video documentation, multi-faceted storytelling including a social media campaign, the project sets out principles to support the empowerment of women […]
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A year ago, I would never have dreamed of climbing Kilimanjaro. That was not on my bucket list. But faith is known to move mountains. And so I was able to capture exciting scenes from the first football game on the roof of Africa with my camera. The actors? Strong women from 24 countries.For courage and self-confidence, it is also in the next action. On April 5 we continue our journey and again women from more than 20 countries are taking on this new challenge to open the door to the next generation and show the great highs and lows that women and girls experience in simply trying to play the game they love. Our mission: to motivate women to fight for their dreams and their rights. The initiator of the campaign is Equal Playing Field, an organization dedicated to women’s equality and equality in sport – especially in football. “All girls deserve the chance to grow beyond their own borders,” says co-founder Laura Youngson. Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan supports the EPF campaign. On the offensive: Encouraging women to go their own way These women are ready to give all – in show matches in front of unique […]
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The attraction of a good deed: Female footballer is honored by Bono in a U2 song after playing a spectacular match on the Kilimanjaro Kicking at an elevation of almost 6000 meters: A very special kind of exhilaration. A legal high that – in the truest sense of the word – can only be topped by very few other experiences. I.e. a concert by a band that is worshiped by its fans with a cult of reverence: U2. Time and time again, Bono, The Edge & Co., manage to convey a sense of pleasure with groove and goosebumps in a holistic experience. What do pinnacle Football and U2 have in common? More than anyone thinks. It involves women: On June 24th, 2017, approximately 30 female players from 24 countries made history and set a record by playing a football match on the Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. On this mountain, neither stadiums nor streets have a name. The game and the underlying ‘Equal Playing Field’ initiative potentially caught the attention of the Irish rock stars. Either way: The match – more precisely, the player Josefina Martorell – was actually mentioned by U2 in a song, which the band performed […]
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