Every girl in the world has the potential to lead – herself, her peers and her community, but their potential is impeded by entrenched and widely tolerated gender inequity and discrimination.
Common Goal has teamed up with Soccer without Borders, Women Win and Fundación Selección Colombia to develop and implement Global Goal 5 Accelerator, a framework to advance the efforts of grassroots organisations towards gender equity.
Global Goal 5 Accelerator aims to increase leadership, representation and participation of girls and women in football for good programmes, and ensure that every young girl has a female role model in their community.
While they might be at different stages of their progress toward gender equity in their programmes and their overall set-up, participating organisations share the commitment to work towards making significant advancements on the topic; including achieving gender equality at the leadership level of the organisation.Playing local, scoring global
While girls and women face systemic barriers to playing football around the world, every community has different needs, challenges, and strengths. That is why the Global Goal 5 Accelerator creates a strategic framework and enables local grassroots organisations to adapt it to their reality.
Organisations work together regionally to identify local challenges and develop strategies to overcome them. And global learning takes place by enabling exchange between regions.
The first implementation of Global Goal 5 Accelerator took place in East Africa in 2020, with the idea of initiating the project on the continent with the lowest girls’ participation on the planet.
Following the successful implemention in East Africa, Common Goal launched the second chapter in Latin America in 2021. The project is currently being implemented under the name "SOMOS Equidad", with the support of Common Goal Impact Sponsor adidas.
The Global Goal 5 Accelerator framework has also been implemented in Europe (under the name adidas Breaking Barriers). In 2023, with the support of adidas, the project will expand Asia Pacific, ahead of the Women's World Cup 2023.