No matter where you are in the world, sport has the power to unite communities and empower young people. With our partner Plan International, we have reached over 30,000 children and young people in India and Brazil, using sport to empower girls and boys to access education and campaign for gender equality.
Through the ‘Empowerment Through Sport’ project in Brazil, Plan have been working with communities to tackle harmful gender stereotypes and football has been at the very centre of our work throughout. It provides an opportunity for girls and boys to train together and realise the strength and skill of one another.
“The value that boys have, girls also have. There must be equality. We are a team and it’s time for us to show what we can do.
“Girls can be whatever they want. It does not matter if the hair is of a different colour, if it is straight or if it is curly, what matters is that they are happy.” – Yara, Empowerment through Sport participant, Brazil.
Yara’s Story: Hear more about how football has helped Yara to tackle inequality.
Plan have also supported the next generation of athletes in Brazil with referee training, hundreds of donated sports kits and equipment and the refurbishment of community sports pitches.
Now, we are taking our partnership with Plan International global and together we will deliver game‑changing opportunities for children and young people around the world! DAZN will support Plan International’s critical work in 75 countries, reaching millions of young people whose odds are stacked against them. From providing children living in refugee camps with child-friendly spaces to play, to training girls in leadership skills, DAZN’s support will change the lives of children and young people worldwide.
We can’t wait to get started working with the team at Plan to tackle gender inequality with the power of sport!