• Promote equal access of girls and young women to sports
• Raise awareness among the whole community (boys, girls and families) about the importance of access to the same opportunities for boys and girls
• Empowering girls and young women, building trust and self-esteem
• Empowering young people as agents of change
• Open spaces of interrelation between girls and boys, in a context of sports practice


• Boys and girls will have understood the advantages that you have to participate in a community of equal opportunities and participation in decision-making. Both at the family level, as educational, economic and social.
• Overturned discriminatory mental barriers and schemes and structural violence against women.
Number of participants: between 10 and 20, depending on the size of the space in which it is played

Created by

Fundacion Red Deporte Y Cooperacion (RDC)

Length of the session


Number of participants

10 - 20

Age of participants

7 and above


• Four goal posts (can be of different sizes, or formed by cones). • Cones to delineate field • Soccer balls • Bibs • Paper (preferably size A3 or larger), pen and cellophane

Required knowledge, skills and preparation of the trainer

The trainer must possess communication skills and ability to motivate both girls and boys during the game. A minimum soccer technical knowledge at the base football coach level and be sensitized on gender issues.

Involvement of the participants in the preparation and delivery of the session

Session plan

Session plan

Warm-up (15')


Perform various games with and without a ball, to facilitate contact, fun and interaction between participants.
Do some brief stretching exercises, individually and in pairs.



First half (15')



Here, the mediator must introduce the gender issue (e.g. start by asking if professional football treats boys and girls alike or if girls have equal access to sport all over the world). A consensus should be reached on who are the great friends and enemies of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Once agreed the most relevant, put these attributes visible in the goals. The coach will try to introduce the participants to the rules of our football3 match, to promote gender education.
We recommend to formulate the attributes in positive. Instead of putting "unequal access to studies" put "same educational opportunities"; Instead of putting "girls in charge of all tasks at home," putting "equality at home". Or "violence against women" to transform it into "mutual respect" or "denounce violence against women".
The variety of rules can be very extensive. Examples:
- In the side goals (normally smaller), only the girls can mark.
- Every goal in each goal has a score. For example, the value they consider most important, and with which a goal is named, has 2 points. The rest, a point.
To finish the first half, visibly put a paper with an attribute in each goal.



Second half (20')


The game is played with four goals. The ideal is to play in a "double area" such as the goal area of a football field 11 (see chart attached). The extra goals can be smaller to facilitate the logistics of the game (approximately 1.00 x 1.50 m) or marked with cones.
The coach should give positive reinforcement to the players. The captains of each team can support the coach and watch that boys and girls have the same role and possession of the ball.



Cool-down (5')


Drink water and stretch



Third half (20')


Discuss what the participants thought of the activity, with special focus on the feelings and participation between boys and girls (same possession of the ball, participation in the game, etc.).
Address any other issues that came up during the session and announce scores to teams.









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