“International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.” – United Nations
The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is Balance for Better, which focuses on the creation of a gender balanced world. At PeacePlayers – Cyprus, we chose to empower and celebrate women through a Women in Sport event, collaborating with island-wide sports federations, the Olympic committee, the UN, and local businesses. Young women and men had the opportunity to try out and participate in 9 different sports in total: basketball, football, volleyball, badminton, gymnastics, fencing, biking, hockey, and rock climbing.
PeacePlayers – Cyprus has the opportunity to be alongside so many wonderful female coaches, staff, and athletes. Our coaches and assistant coaches bring many important qualities to the table that allows PeacePlayers to be such a unique organization of people coming together as a family. Building relationships is one of the most important qualities of a PeacePlayers coach, not only because they are the first line of interaction for participants in our programming from the same community, but they are also interacting with their youth at least two times a week after school! Without our coaches, we would not be able to have such a positive impact on our three main pillars of programming: bridging divides, changing perceptions and developing leaders!
Thank you so much to the amazing strong women who give their time and expertise to help develop a more peaceful future! #BallanceForBetter
Check out some photos from our “Women & Sport” event!