GENDER KICKS - Series of Events
FIFA WOMEN WORLD CUP- JUNE 26th to JULY 17th 2011
One ball, two goals and 22 female players. The Palestinian Women football team not only competes against international
rivals, but also for societal recognition at home. The players face several difficulties: from checkpoints, which impede the conduct of training, to traditional role models, which fundamentally question the participation of women in public sport events. The women, who step on the playing field in Palestine, are not only strong
in dribbling. Women soccer serves as an example, where women enter a male-dominated field, which can be transferred to other areas as well.
During the Women World Cup, which is held in Germany from June 26th to July 17th 2011, Women football is an important issue in Palestine as
well. In cooperation with Right To Play and Deutsche Welle, the Goethe- Institut and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (ameo) jointly host a series of events around
women football: This includes a photo exhibition of women football teams offside established stereotypes, a football film season, concerts by the German Women Jazz Orchestra, a Girls Soccer Cup, panel discussions – and of course live screenings of the games.
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