When Football Takes On Inequality
The fight against inequality in England with Marcus Rashford, women’s empowerment in India with the support of the Danone Nations Cup… This is what happens when football gets political. Around the world.
football gets political.. In England, footballer Marcus Rashford Marcus Rasnford became an icon, aged 23, in the fight against inequality.. He was born in 1997 and grew up in a poor area of he got involved in a major campaign about child poverty, to raise awareness to raise awarenessy which affects across the U.K. 4.2 million children He shared a petition on his Twitter account which resulted in over 1 million signatures. The player demanded the extension of free school meals 2 ENERGY BARS BOXES OF outside of term-time. 2 ENEROY BARS STAY CONTROL SAVE He managed RUS LIVES to convince the Prime Minister RUS LIVES Boris Johnson to greenlight an action plan worth £396 million. VUO7 Since then, he's been involved in many other initiatives.. In response, the Queen made him a Member of the Order of the British Empire fighting poverty. India has been named the most dangerous country in the world for women. In light of this, the Danone Nations Cup, DANONE the world's largest football tournament for children aged 10 to 12, is supporting the Naandi Foundation which works on the ground to help empower women and girls through football. Football remains a minority sport in India But, thanks to the Peace and Sport ch coaches and players can learn the basics Naandi's main objective Vishakha Bhale Vyas Project manager, is to find ways to allow women in rural areas to have more power and to help them become financially independent. Football helps emancipate women. It helps them to break free of their living conditions which are based on old traditions and obsolete customs. It helps them learn to work as a team and to create strategies and become leaders. This is the kind of thing we're teaching them. In the long run, the Danone Nations Cup from the Naandi programme to its world final, a first in history. In 2003, a Scottish entrepreneur, Mel Young, created the Homeless World Cup. CARDIFF 2019 The concept was to help prevent of marginalised people, are organised. 8 players are selected in each of the 70 countries SAMSUNG According to World Cup Foundation, 1 in 3 people get back into work ter after taking part in the World Cup. CHANGE THE GAME