Empowering Women Through Football takes off in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar: The Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) continued its efforts in women empowerment through football after its successful social responsibility seminar at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports in Mongolia recently.
The two-day seminar, themed ‘Empowering Women Through Football’, attracted 90 participants which included women coaches, high school sports teachers, representatives from local NGOs, national U-17 girls’ team as well as government representatives.
MFF General secretary Shijir Ulziikhuu, who opened the seminar, said: “I would like to convey my heartfelt appreciation to the AFC for assisting and facilitating in the organising of the seminar.
"On behalf of the MFF President, the MFF will prepare its four-year social responsibility plan following AFC’s social responsibility guiding principles and I hope those participating today will play active roles in the seminar. I would also like extend my gratitude to the Football Association of England for providing training attires for the participants and the children.”
Participants were involved in group discussions to identify ways to empower girls and women though football.
Among the topics discussed were gender equality, preventing violence, sexual abuse, teaching football or sports in general to strengthen children and first aid during sports injuries, among others.
At the end of the seminar, the participants were presented with MFF Certificates of attendance.