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Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

This group's work is so important and effective that it's even caught the attention of bad-ass First Lady Michelle Obama. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Formed in 2008 with the mission to raise awareness about the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in the community, Free Gender participates in protests, meetings, and gives educational talks. [Read More]

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Open Fun Football Schools project hosts inclusive 2-day football tournament to kick off 3-year program in Iraq

Open Fun Football Schools project hosts inclusive 2-day football tournament to kick off 3-year program in Iraq

In mid-February, 220 Christian, Sunni and Shiite boys and girls enjoyed some friendly football games at a two-day tournament in Baghdad. The event, which involved 14 coaches (2 of them female), was a showcase of the peace-building potential of Open  [Read More]

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Black History Month the Perfect Time to Rediscover Jarocho Music

Black History Month the Perfect Time to Rediscover Jarocho Music

In 1958, Mexican-American rock musician Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes) released La Bamba on Del-Fi Records. The single became a top-40 hit in the U.S., and was named number 345 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs  [Read More]

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Nine Men Found in Sonoran Desert After Attempted Border Crossing

Nine Men Found in Sonoran Desert After Attempted Border Crossing

On January 31, 2011, 31-year old Jade Beall set out into the Sonoran desert with two other Samaritan volunteers. They were trying to locate a migrant boy whose group had left him behind when he broke his foot during the gruelling walk over the U.S./Mexico border. [Read More]

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Updates: Caster Semenya, Iranian girls’ team, and Grannies Grannies

When I come across additional information or small updates to a story I have been following, I typically add it at the bottom of the original post in an “update” box. The problem with this is that nobody gets a  [Read More]

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“Playing soccer makes me feel like I am alive.”

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has organized an alternative 5/side soccer tournament called HALFTIME!, which is designed to highlight the widening HIV/AIDS treatment funding gap that’s becoming evident across Africa. Can you imagine the massive outcry if  [Read More]

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The people’s game

So. Much. Soccer. I’ve been like Homer Simpson, tongue lolling sloppily while I gorge myself on game after beautiful game. The World Cup comes only once every four years but makes up for its infrequency with an endless deluge of  [Read More]

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The highest profile victim so far

The BBC delivers a typically-restrained and well-edited story on the The Chosen Few lesbian football team out of South Africa. It’s only 2 minutes, 11 seconds and does a good job of presenting a snapshot of the dangers (violence, rape,  [Read More]

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World Cup 2010: South Africa needs this, now

Ticket sales for the World Cup have been sluggish. For the past several weeks there have been stories cropping up here and there reporting on organizer concerns about empty seats (read: lost revenue) and the possible causes and implications of  [Read More]

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