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PRESS RELEASE: The FCN and Coaches Across Continents Join Forces!

CAC_Visual ID_FinalThe Female Coaching Network are teaming up with Coaches Across Continents to raise the profile of their new female empowerment initiative ?Ask For Choice?.

Coaches Across Continents (CAC) is a global leader in the sport for social impact movement. Their award-winning corporate partnerships and ?Hat-Trick Initiative? consist of comprehensive year-round organizational development and sport for social impact education that focuses on local issues such as: female empowerment, including gender equity; conflict prevention, including social inclusion; health and wellness, including HIV/AIDS child rights; vital life skills; and fun.

?ASK for Choice? will enhance personal and community responsibility and produce locally owned and relevant gender equity initiatives. CAC?s strategic year-round mentorship on curriculum and policy development will bring gender policies to life throughout communities by generating pathways to advance women?s and girls? participation, leadership and rights in and through sport.

Women?s and girls? rights are violated daily. Cultural norms and traditional stereotypes restrict their choices. Violence and harmful practices against them continue despite international treaties and protective legal documents. Where laws exist, they are frequently not enforced or brought to life. Global conflict is exacerbating the situation as refugee women and girls are particularly vulnerable to violence, exploitation and denial of their human rights.

Through ?ASK for Choice?, Coaches Across Continents will create an environment for the progression of?Attitudes towards girls’ education and gender roles; the development of?Skills for female leadership and problem solving; and the increase in Knowledge of gender policies. This will lead to girls? and women?s rights, educational, employment, entrepreneurial, financial, and health choices.

The Founder of the Female Coaching Network, Vicky Huyton said:

?I am very excited about teaming up with Coaches Across Continents and to be able to share the tremendous work they do with women and girls around the World. ?This partnership will not only provide a way for these women to connect and learn from coaches involved in our FCN network, but it will also create opportunities for FCN coaches to mentor and work alongside these incredible women.?

?ASK for Choice? will be implemented in 30 countries spanning five continents. 9,000 local leaders will be educated and certified and 1,000,000 children, including at least 250,000 girls, will play games from the ?ASK for Choice? curriculum.

Keep an eye on the FCN website for more from Coaches Across Continents and updates from ?ASK for Choice.


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