New Initiative Empowers Women and Girls Through Soccer

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 4, 2011
Young Women Participate in Soccer Exchange Program

On Friday, June 3, 2011, international youth soccer players and their American counterparts spent the day participating in drills and a friendly practice game. On Monday, June 6, these international soccer players will join Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and members of the U.S. Women's National Team at the launch of the Women's World Cup Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports. Tune in to the live webcast beginning at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) at www.state.gov and DipNote. Get live updates via Twitter @AnnatState.

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lavone
June 22, 2011

Lavone writes:

Cool girls play rugby. How it is fair for US State Dept to talk about empowering girls and choose only soccer, like thats the only sport they play.

Lets talk about a level playing field and have equal representation in sports and not pick the low hanging fruit like soccer, when the theme is empowering women and girls through sports.
Nothing is more empowering than rugby and its an Olympic sport too.

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