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Getting girls in the game benefits us all

Getting girls in the game benefits us all | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

October 11 marked the second annual International Day of the Girl. This article looks at the situation of girls in different countries in terms of legal matters and their access to sports. It highlights the work of streetfootballworld network member Soccer Without Borders.

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Football for Hope Centre opens in Tanzania

Football for Hope Centre opens in Tanzania | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

The Iringa Football For Hope Centre opened on Sunday, October 13, the 14th centre to open as part of the 20 Centres for 2010 campaign.

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Inside FIFA's global sustainability initiative 

Inside FIFA's global sustainability initiative  | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

This article looks at FIFA's sustainability initiative and the Football for Hope Festival 2014, in which streetfootballworld will also play a large role.

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Wanted: More football fields to kick-start the beautiful game

Wanted: More football fields to kick-start the beautiful game | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

Students, physical education teachers and football coaches talk about the growing importance of football in the Indian city of Bangalore, and about how schools in the area are in need of football pitches to be able to hold tournaments.

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Why charities should work with the unpredictable

Why charities should work with the unpredictable | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

Following up on the rainbow laces campaign in the UK, launched by the organisation Paddy Power, the outcome has proven to be very positive, with 40% of all professional clubs in the country wearing the laces and a huge media coverage of the campaign. Author Richard Lane hopes that this success will promote such partnerships in order to kickstart national conversations on the topic.

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Carthagène: un ballon plutôt que des balles

Carthagène: un ballon plutôt que des balles | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

Listen to this Détours radio broadcast to find out more about the work of streetfootballworld network member Tiempo de Juego in Cartagena, Colombia. Go to 21:50 for a brief interview with Christophe Maillet, Head of Network Operations at streetfootballworld (podcast in French and Spanish).

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Beyond Soccer: Evolving the game for social impact

Beyond Soccer: Evolving the game for social impact | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

Beyond Soccer, an event hosted by streetfootballworld, was the first international event in the USA to be focused purely on the power of the world's most popular sport to tackle social issues like poverty, homelessness and lack of access to education. It was a huge milestone for the US to host such an important event related to football and its ability to improve communities!

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Protesters disrupt FIFA visit to World Cup stadium in Brazil

Protesters disrupt FIFA visit to World Cup stadium in Brazil | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

More protests mark the proceeding preparations for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. A group of about 50 protesters vandalised part of the construction site of a World Cup stadium, chanting anti-FIFA slogans during an inspection by organisers in Cuiaba.

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Teamwork is a goal for homeless football player

Teamwork is a goal for homeless football player | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

Abandoned as a three-year-old on the streets of Guatemala City, Marlon Alexander Lux Bal ate what he picked from trash cans and curled up each night on a concrete stoop. Read about how he discovered his own passion for football and is now poised to represent the US in the Street Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

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29 million people enslaved, says first global index on slavery

29 million people enslaved, says first global index on slavery | Press screening October 08 - October 18 | Scoop.it

Walk Free Foundation published a global index on modern-day slavery. This survey is the first of its kind and now fills the gap of data that anti-slavery campaigns have long struggled with. "The index builds on statistics compiled by the International Labour Organisation, which estimates 21 million people worldwide are in forced labour."

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