to empower girls
Futebol dá força [Football gives strength] is an international foundation and movement enabling football coaches to become catalysts for girls' equal rights and opportunities, in order for all girls to shape their own future.
FDF engages, trains and supports voluntary football coaches to lead behaviour change in their local communities and empower girls. Coaches create safe spaces for girls in their football teams, improving girls' physical and mental health, and empowering girls with self-esteem, leadership and agency around their rights.
In parallell, coaches lead behaviour change in their local communities by involving girls' family members and local stakeholders to change harmful norms and attitudes that today prevent girls from reaching their full potential, to ensure girls' long term equal rights and opportunities.