• The ability to set goals, to show up and give
    your best to find out where your talents can take you
    is one of the greatest gifts we have.

    Photo: Robin Toma
    Accomplishment
  • We build friendships and
    strive further than we could ever
    accomplish or enjoy alone.

    Photo: Robin Toma
    Teamwork
  • Soccer teaches life skills to come back
    from all of the roadblocks our journey’s encounter.
    It gives girls and boys a sense of purpose.

    Photo: Russell Watkins – Department for International Development
    Perseverence
  • A soccer ball inspires happiness,
    creativity and friendships.
    The Women’s World Cup
    sends a positive global message
    that girls are capable and important.

    Freedom
  • The World Cup brings
    glimmers of hope to those who are
    silenced and an awareness
    or potential awakening to
    those who force the controls.

    Photo: Photo Source Unknown
    Equity
  • Girls and women are often victims.
    They have less access to get out
    of desperate situations.
    Soccer can radically change
    their sense of self worth and focus.

    Photo: John Walker
    Escape

 


Creating Positive Change for Girls & Women
On and Off the Field


Special Fund Raiser!

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“Kwikw”  Eagle with Soccer Ball, Fundraising Silver Pendant by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt, and jeweler, Sandra Bars

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Creating Changes On & Off the Field

Welcome to Equal Play. You don't have to be a soccer fan to see the importance of girls and women being treated fairly on a global scale. We invite you to visit through our pages to become more aware of the obstacles girls face that most people take for granted as normal in our own back yards and abroad. We also encourage you to make a difference by questioning and orchestrating changes in your own neighbourhoods. Join our campaign by passing on our message, encouraging equity and donating or sponsoring programs that will open opportunities for girls and women in all aspects of their lives.




In the News

Carrie Serwetnyk: Argentina: Daddy in the house

Argentinian fans cooled down singing Brasil, decime que se siente, tener en su casa a tu papa. “Brazil, tell me how it feels, to be bossed about in your own back yard.” (Carrie Serwetnyk) RIO DE JANEIRO – I cannot get “the” song out of my head. The Argentinians splashed into Rio today singing ‘Brasil, decime que se siente, tener en casa tu papa’ which translated to english means ‘Brazil, tell me h
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Carrie Serwetnyk: Brazil on the Brink

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Carrie Serwetnyk: Life in the Rio Favela: rifle shots, Criminal Minds and football

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Carrie Serwetnyk: Blind football in Brazil

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Carrie Serwetnyk: Shoeless in Rio during FIFA World Cup

Brazilian fans cheer their team outside the Mineirao stadium before the FIFA World Cup Brazil vs Chile, in Belo Horizonte, on June 28, 2014. (GUSTAVO ANDRADE/AFP/Getty Images)   RIO DE JANEIRO — The bastards stole my shoes. I had to get home in bare feet. I suppose I can tell myself that my soccer journey is complete now that I have played football on a beach in Rio and had my sneakers nicked
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The Equal Play team is thrilled to be working with by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt & Jeweller Sandra Bars, in producing this beautiful sterling silver pendant as a symbol of equality and the rights of women and girls on and off the field.