Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Importance of Girls Sports and Women's Parity in FIFA

According to the Guardian, FIFA (the global governing body for men's and women's soccer) practices "gender discrimination extreme enough to violate the law in almost every country where FIFA tournaments are played." We need a path to parity for women within FIFA, and hoping FIFA will do the right thing is not a strategy. Hope is only a solid strategy if you need the world's best goal keeper (USA's Hope Solo). We as consumers can and should play a significant role in this important global change for women's sports. Lend your support for women's parity in FIFA by joining Millions of Consumers for Women's Parity in FIFA on Facebook and spreading the word.

FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, has been in the news a lot of late, and not in a good way. Currently FIFA is under investigation for wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering. FIFA's long time president Sepp Blatter just stepped down and lawyered up. FIFA is being redefined as you read this article, and women's parity is not on the table (yet). This is a critical juncture and the right time to start a serious path to parity in FIFA for the women's game. FIFA needs the equivalent of a global Title IX now.

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