Kila Jisi In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A campaign for the amelioration of women’s football organised by the German NGO, Discover Football on July 6 hit the streets of Rio and the Copacanaba beach.

The public event aimed at creating awareness that girls and women need to play football under the same conditions as men.

Against this backdrop, the campaigners played football at the central town in down town Rio where they were joined by other women who wanted to play and who were curious to see women play on the street.

Copacabana beach was the second venue where the campaigners played and attracted the same attention using the opportunity to pass across their message.

They took opportunity to explain to women and girls that it is their right to play football and that football is an essential tool for women empowerment.

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