Can soccer save a young woman's life?
South Africa endures one of the world's most severe HIV epidemics, with new infections disproportionately affecting women and girls. In South Africa, young women aged 15-24, have HIV infection rates three times as high as in young men.
Grassroot Soccer uses soccer to educate and inspire South African girls to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities.
The programme's activities are focused on sexual and reproductive health and are complemented by free play soccer, in which young women learn to play soccer with self-generated rules and team discussions before and after the match.
Grassroot Soccer is a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. To find out more: http://www.unwomen.org/en/n...