Empowering girls' rights & opportunities
- one football session at a time.

We are one of the world's largest football organisations
and a social movement that will change the world.

Join us and be the change.
About us
VISION
The non-profit organisation Futebol dá força is an independent foundation that through football works long-term to reach our vision of all girls in the world getting access to their rights and the opportunity to reach their full potential.
PURPOSE
Our goal is to build structures and safe places through education, support and inspiration, to give girls improved self-esteem, knowledge about their rights and tools to transform their dreams into goals.
Our impact
We are one of the world's largest football organisations and a social movement
that will change the world.
850
LEADERS

We offer leadership training with high impact methods, coaching and a support network to leaders in our community around the world.
17.000
GIRLS

We empower girls by improving their self-esteem and knowledge about their rights, as well as equipping them with tools to improve their own future prospects.
134
COMMUNITIES

We work in communities engaging local stakeholders to change structures and attitudes that today prevent girls from reaching their full potential.
25
COUNTRIES

Our growing Movement reaches countries worldwide giving leaders power, knowledge and tools to empower girls anywhere in the world.
Our Story
Our founder Cecilia Safaee tells the story
of how Futebol dá força began.
What we do
We recruit, train and empower leaders to create safe meeting places for girls, while also changing attitudes in their local communities.
Recruitment
We recruit leaders in local communities with the potential to
lead change. We believe that anyone can be a leader with the right knowledge, methods and support.
Leadership Training
We offer research-based leadership training with thought leaders in the field empowering leaders with knowledge and practical methods that have proven impact.
Support Structure
All leaders receive personal coaching and support, and a global community of leaders with a shared purpose and mission, enabling them to develop their full potential and apply methods with high impact in their local context.
What our leaders then do
Recruiting and training leaders and providing them with a support structure enables them to lead change in their local communities.
Empowering Girls
Leaders create safe meeting places for girls, both on and off the football field, where they get improved self-esteem, knowledge about their rights and tools to improve their own future prospects.
Changing Attitudes
Leaders work together with local stakeholders to change attitudes and structures that today prevent girls from reaching their full potential.
Read more about our work
We run programs in Mozambique, Sweden & Zambia
and all over the world through our online platform FDF Movement.
Behind the scenes
Learn what our magic behind the scenes is all about: our team, organisational philosophy and empowerment process making it possible for us to be a small organisation with a big impact in the world.
Behind the scenes:
Organisation
Behind Futebol dá força there are strong values and a strong organisational philosophy. With a core team, that behind the scenes work hard to reach our vision and always increase our impact, we maintain a small efficient organisation so that we in the future hopefully won't have to exist anymore.
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Behind the scenes:
Empowerment Process
Our empowerment process takes place at three levels: we empower leaders, girls and communities. We empower leaders equipping them with our leadership mindset and evidence-based methods, in order for them to empower girls as well as people in their community - enabling everyone to be part of the solution, instead of creating the problem.
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Award-winning innovation and
methods with proven impact
Futebol dá força has received recognition through many awards and prizes, among others by the H.M. the Swedish Crown Princess Couple and H.M. the King of Sweden.
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Join us in changing the world
Join our global online platform FDF Movement to access our online leadership training, free personal coaching and a global community of leaders with a shared purpose supporting and inspiring each other - and increase your impact in the world.