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19 April 2021
Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
With team names like Reconciliation, Peace, Love, Humanity, and Forgiveness, the football league organized by Face of Peace Global has begun to chip away at the religious-based fears and hostility that tore their city...
18 March 2021
Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria
A series of four football competitions in 2017-18 brought peace to two communities whose land dispute had led to violence. In the absence of a government response, the chief security officer of the Igbesikala-Ama, a m...
9 June 2020
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Europe’s hardcore football fans, deprived of the communal experience of watching their sport in raucous stadium crowds during the pandemic, redirected their energies toward public service projects to help communities ...
5 May 2020
Around the world, sporting leagues have had to cancel or postpone their games as a response to COVID-19, but in select countries, they’re showing the world how to – safely – resume games. Taiwan’s basketball and baseb...
20 December 2019
Under 3 Minutes
Ending discrimination in football requires directly addressing some of the negative aspects of fan behavior. In Israel, the owner of the Beitar Jerusalem football club has threatened to take legal action against the L...
30 September 2019
FC Sækó is an amateur Icelandic football club that is jointly sponsored by the Football Association of Iceland and the psychiatric department at Iceland’s University Hospital. It brings together players between the ag...
9 April 2019
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
A highly popular German sports club named Borussia Dortmund is taking advantage of its fanbase and following to promote anti-extremist messages, praise diversity, and celebrate inclusion. They do so in a variety of wa...
26 December 2018
Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain
A professional soccer team in Andalusia called Alma de África has helped integrate migrants and locals. The team has 25 players from 16 different countries, including Spain. It provides a sense of family and belonging...
28 August 2018
Landover, Maryland, United States
A soccer camp has given refugee children in the Washington region a home away from home. L.A.C.E.S. — Life And Change Experienced thru Sports — shares the fun of the sport and aims to build young people’s confidence a...
8 August 2018
Over 15 Minutes
In rural Kenya, different ethnic groups are known to clash over resources. Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan returned home after her education to start the Horn of Africa Initiative which brings communities together and promotes...
Carolina Loza Leon
15 July 2017
Under 800 Words
Ecuador has a large number of refugees, particularly from Colombia, these refugees face a lot of barriers upon arrival. 'Fudela' is a soccer program that has Ecuadorians and Colombians playing together in order to fos...
15 June 2017
Sikkim, Gangtok, India
For many youth in India, illegal drugs are readily available, but rehab is socially stigmatized, government resources and information for narcotics are sparse, and there are few options for a user looking to get clean...
Martín Xavi Macías
10 May 2017
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Despite being one of the most rapidly-growing and popular sports in the United States, soccer - like most other sports and organizations of all kinds - faces challenges with disparity and exclusion over race, gender a...
17 January 2017
Over 3000 Words
In Iceland,the relationship between people and the state has allowed an effective national programme to reduce teen consumption of alcohol and drugs. The program identifies youth that are likely to abuse drugs and off...
6 July 2016
San Francisco, California, United States
Under 800 Words
Homelessness can make an individual feel alienated and disconnected from society. Street Soccer USA is an annual tournament in which homeless and underprivileged people from the street are invited to participate. Som...
29 June 2015
Girls in India are sometimes forced into the prospects of child marriage, prostitution, or slave labor; alternatively, families often teach girls to be wives and mothers. To empower girls to make their own choices, Yu...
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