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Jordaniennes et Syriennes réunies sur les terrains de football

Un projet d’ONU Femmes a organisé des camps de football destinés aux adolescentes, où des Jordaniennes et des Syriennes nouent des amitiés et bâtissent la cohésion sociale.

Rawan et Samah ont beaucoup de points communs. Elles ont à peu près le même âge ; elles vivent dans la même ville — Mafraq, dans le nord de la Jordanie —, à quelques kilomètres de la frontière syrienne. Les responsabilités, les joies et les luttes qui ponctuent leur vie quotidienne sont similaires. Mais il y a une différence cruciale qui sépare leurs deux mondes.

Rawan est jordanienne ; elle a vécu à Mafraq toute sa vie. Samah est syrienne ; elle est venue se réfugier dans la ville avec sa famille après avoir fui les ravages de la guerre en Syrie. Pendant très longtemps, leurs chemins ne se sont pas croisés. En effet, la plupart des écoles jordaniennes ont réintroduit la scolarisation à double vacation. Bien que ce système garantisse l’accès d’un plus grand nombre d’élèves à l’école, il sépare quelquefois les enfants syriens des enfants jordaniens.

En mars 2016, Lana et Hanan se sont rencontrées lors d’un camp de football de trois jours, organisé dans le cadre du projet d’ONU Femmes Autonomisation des filles et construction de la cohésion sociale par le sport et l’éducation physique. Elles ont joué au football dans des équipes regroupant des nationalités différentes, ont appris la communication non violente et noué des amitiés. À la fin de ces trois jours, lorsque les organisatrices et organisateurs ont demandé aux élèves de concevoir leurs propres activités et de former leurs groupes, Lana et Hanan ont choisi d’aller dans le même groupe. Née dans le camp de football, leur amitié continue de croître aujourd’hui.

Avec l’aide du ministère de l’Éducation, du Projet de développement du football en Asie et de l’Association jordanienne de football, ONU Femmes a formé 25 monitrices et moniteurs d’éducation physique, et entraîneuses et entraîneurs de football à la communication non violente et aux compétences de négociation pour qu’elles et ils puissent s’en inspirer afin de construire des relations positives entre les élèves. Trois camps de football organisés de février à mars 2016 ont rassemblé 400 filles venant des gouvernorats de Mafraq, Ramtha et Irbid pour renforcer la confiance mutuelle, surmonter les stéréotypes et apprécier les différences.

« Cette compréhension de l’autre est le premier pas vers une société plus équitable et davantage de cohésion sociale, affirme Giuseppe Belsito, le représentant d’ONU Femmes en Jordanie. ONU Femmes soutient les initiatives qui visent à promouvoir le dialogue, la compréhension et l’égalité entre différentes communautés — les réfugiés et les Jordaniens, les femmes et les hommes — au moyen du sport, du théâtre et d’autres plates-formes créatives, en plus des interventions qui répondent à leurs besoins d’urgence en matière d’emploi et de services. »

Lorsque Rawan et Samah ont accompagné leurs filles à leurs réunions, elles ont commencé à discuter et ont découvert qu’elles avaient plus de points communs que de différences. Petit à petit, elles ont abandonné leurs craintes et sont devenues amies. « Notre ville se situe à la frontière syrienne et est plus proche de Dara'a que d’Amman... nous sommes un peuple et nous vivons comme voisines et voisins depuis des centaines d’années, alors nous ne pouvons pas laisser les différences et la haine nous diviser », déclare Rawan.

« Je n’avais jamais pensé que je jouerais ou que je parlerais avec des filles syriennes, dit Maha, qui participe au même projet et qui a eu de violentes disputes avec des Syriennes le premier jour du camp de football. Le camp m’a donné l’occasion d’apprendre à mieux les connaître et de comprendre que nous avons beaucoup de choses en commun. »

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10/19/2016 - 10:05
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Social cohesion through sport in Jordan

At a time when peace-building has never before seen to be more important, the following article covers news of Syrian and Jordanian girls building bridges.

An article shared from the 'Search for Common Ground' (SFCG) website

Five years since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, the number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan has surpassed 600,000. Most of them have settled in the northern governorates, where economic competition and the perception of uneven assistance from international donors is raising tensions between them and the Jordanian host communities.

Children and youth are particularly likely to suffer the consequences of these tensions, especially because the education system evolved in a way that reinforces differences. Many schools established different schooling hours for Syrian and Jordanian children, preventing the two groups from interacting and increasing mutual mistrust. In addition, the time spent in class is often reduced, and secondary subjects that encourage creativity and self-expression, such as arts and physical education, are frequently being cut.

To address these challenges to social cohesion, we launched a project called Empowering Girls while Building Social Cohesion through Physical Education and Sports. This initiative started in August 2015, in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project and the Jordanian Football Association, and with support of UN Women and funding from the governments of Italy and Finland. The project’s goal is to empower Syrian and Jordanian girls to work collaboratively with one another, using soccer and other sports as a way to build relationships.

End violent conflict. It’s our purpose — our call to action.

Instead of tearing down an existing world, we focus on constructing a new one. We do this through a type of peacebuilding called conflict transformation. Meaning: we look to change the everyday interactions between groups of people in conflict, so they can work together to build up their community, choosing joint problem-solving over violence.

Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions.

SFCG is registered as a 501©(3) nonprofit charitable organization in the United States, and as a nonprofit association in Brussels, Belgium.

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10/17/2016 - 16:10
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ONU Femmes : l'autonomisation des filles à travers le sport

Zoom sur trois programmes de l'ONU Femmes qui donnent aux filles les clés de l'autonomie et de l'émancipation afin de faire d'elles les leaders de demain.

"Une victoire en amène une autre" – l'autonomisation des jeunes femmes et des filles à travers le sport au Brésil

"Un victoire en amène une autre" est un programme conjoint entre ONU Femmes et le Comité International Olympique (CIO ) pour renforcer les capacités des jeunes femmes et des filles à travers le sport au Brésil. Dans le cadre de l'héritage olympique, ONU Femmes renforce la capacité des jeunes filles grâce aux programmes sportifs de haute qualité, conduisant à l'amélioration de leur capacité à influencer les décisions qui ont un impact sur les différents aspects de leur vie. Le projet crée des espaces sûrs pour les filles afin de briser les barrières sociales et leur donne des compétences économiques de base, une meilleure connaissance de leur corps et la possibilité d’accéder aux services de soins en cas de violence.

 

Des filles donnent un coup de pied à la violence et au VIH avec Grassroot Soccer

Grassroot Soccer, qui bénéficie d’une bourse du Fonds d’affectation spéciale des Nations Unies pour mettre fin à la violence contre les femmes, utilise le pouvoir du football pour éduquer, inspirer et autonomiser les jeunes gens afin d’arrêter la propagation du VIH/Sida et de prévenir la violence à l’égard des femmes et des filles. En 2009, l’organisation a développé « SKILLZ Street », un programme novateur spécifiquement destiné aux jeunes filles et qui répond aux besoins particuliers des adolescentes, une population plus en danger que leurs pairs masculins. Entre 2014 et 2015, près de 3000 adolescentes âgées de 10 à 14 ans ont terminé le programme SKILLZ Street en Afrique du Sud, notamment à Soweto, Alexandra et Khayelitsha. Avec le soutien du Fonds d’affectation spéciale des Nations Unies, l’organisation envisage de toucher 5600 autres adolescentes dans cinq sous-districts sud-africains d’ici la fin de l’année 2016. En savoir plus»

 

En Jordanie, des camps de football sèment les graines de l’amitié et de la cohésion

Pour les réfugiées et réfugiés syriens en Jordanie, l’intégration dans la société jordanienne présente de multiples difficultés. La méfiance et les rumeurs affectent la façon dont chaque groupe perçoit l’autre. Un projet d’ONU Femmes a organisé des camps de football destinés aux adolescentes, où des Jordaniennes et des Syriennes nouent des amitiés et bâtissent la cohésion sociale.

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10/14/2016 - 09:26
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Beyond Sport Awards – Sport for Social Inclusion

The fourth award we are previewing has five nominees from five different countries.

Sport can be inclusive in its nature, and this characteristic makes it a popular choice for projects working toward social inclusion. Team sports work well for these types of projects – basketball, football, hockey etc.

The Sport for Social Inclusion Award is for those projects that use sport to address issues of social, ethnic, physical, economic or gender exclusion. The nominees for the 2016 award are:

The project aims at reducing the impact of social exclusion towards young people involved in crime, prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse through hockey in order to facilitate positive social change and transformation hence reintegrate them into community.

The Fundación Tiempo de Juego (Gametime Foundation) is a non profit organization formed in 2008 in the community of Altos de Cazucá, Soacha (Cundinamarca, Colombia). So Gametime was born as a football school that incorporates two essential elements: the methodology of "football for peace" as a deliberate tool to promote conviviality, the inclusion of gender and life skills; and the model of "monitors", which promotes youth leadership to be the promoters and coordinators of activities. Under these two premises, Game Time has transcended the football field, to develop other sports schools, a number of methodological artistic and cultural activities, programs, income generation, production units, strategies for working with parents, working in institutions educational and other community development strategies.

International Mixed Ability Sports is a community interest company promoting the development of inclusive educational projects, and the expansion of Mixed Ability sports in England and across Europe. In 2015 the inaugural Mixed Ability Rugby World tournament was held in England, coinciding with the hosting of the Rugby World Cup, showing to a wider audience that it is possible to break down barriers between able bodied and disabled players through integrated sport.

It is the aim of the project to raise awareness of, and participation in, mixed ability sports through the promotion of social inclusion, equal opportunities and access to healthy life-style choices. In addition, it is about the promotion of the cores values of rugby such as teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship.

Playdagogy is a teaching methodology designed for children 6 to 11 years old, developed by PL4Y International in the early 2000s. As much for use at school as in a refugee camp, this approach allows children to learn and grow by playing games and sports. Playdagogy activities help them learn while playing and being physically active. This can be an opportunity to increase their knowledge about certain topics (nutrition/obesity, hygiene, discrimination, disabilities, the environment, etc.) or learn valuable life skills (self-respect, following rules, respecting others, working together, etc.). The change in behaviour reflects positively on the individuals and environments around them. The content and training have been used in France since the beginning of 2012’s school year through distribution of Playdagogy kits ready for use, a user’s site online, video tutorials, and trainings aimed at unifying Playdagogy practitioners. A socio-metric study on six test-group classes has demonstrated the impact not only on children’s knowledge, but also their behaviour.

Soccer Without Borders believes that the potential of soccer to make change is deeper than simply playing the game. Rather, our programs are built around the philosophy that soccer’s interpersonal environment has unique potential to meaningfully impact participants. Within that environment, youth are exposed to the benefits of soccer and team sports for their bodies, voices, and minds, and supported in the application of these benefits to their everyday lives and future goals. When it comes to marginalized populations such as refugees, soccer offers an accessible, familiar space to build friendships and social capital, gain confidence, experience success, acclimate to new surroundings, and heal. Soccer provides an avenue for positive engagement, a platform for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.

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Increasing cultural inclusion in sports clubs

Game Plan is a suite of resources to support sports clubs to increase their cultural diversity and to attract and retain young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in sport and sports clubs – as members, players, coaches, trainers and leaders.

Increasing cultural diversity in an organisation such as a sports club or body, is possible when the organisation is more culturally inclusive.

Game Plan provides an introduction to how to do this for sports clubs, sporting bodies, State Sporting Associations and other organisations working with sports clubs and associations.

Warm Up

Game Plan Warm Up is a quick and interactive online resource that will introduce you to the benefits of becoming a culturally inclusive club, the challenges faced by young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in accessing sport, and what you can do to begin developing Your Game Plan.

Your Game Plan

Download and complete the Game Plan tool to develop a tailored action plan for your club. Your Game Plan will help you work towards becoming a more culturally inclusive club, and attracting and keeping a club membership that more widely reflects Australia’s multicultural community.

Resource Kit

The Resource Kit contains comprehensive information to help you understand the context facing young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds and more ideas, strategies and templates to assist you in developing Your Game Plan.

About the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)

The CMY is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia.

Our purpose is to ensure that young people have every opportunity to succeed in Australia. Through a combination of specialist support services, training and consultancy, knowledge sharing and advocacy, we are working to remove the barriers young people face as they make Australia their home.

Visit The Centre for Multicultural Youth website to find out more.

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10/07/2016 - 11:42

SPORT VALUES International Meeting 2016

The SPORT VALUES International Meeting offers a diversity of content, both entertaining and conducive to reflection, to gather a large audience: sports governance stakeholders, professional athletes, educated amateurs, healthcare and education professionals, students, youth and general public.

Date

Sun, 11/27/2016 to Fri, 12/02/2016

Location

Tignes
France

The SPORT VALUES International Meeting, taking place over a week, offers a diversity of content both entertaining and conducive to reflection, so that all may carry forward the values of sport and be actors of the event.

Conferences on the themes of sport as a tool for moral and physical recovery, education and diplomacy will be organised, as well as a Film Festival on community actions by athletes around the world, Embassies Games, Morning Conversations between renowned athletes and local students, a charity gala dinner, and various other events.

Visit the SPORT VALUES website to learn more and register.

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Courses Solidaires : Changer le regard sur le handicap mental

Courir pour donner vie à des projets ayant pour but de changer le regard sur le handicap mental.

Date

Thu, 09/29/2016

Location

Parc François Mitterrand,
Cergy Pontoise
France

En France, 700.000 personnes vivent avec un handicap mental, et c’est pour elles que nous courons ! Chaque année, plus de 4.000 coureurs issus de 250 entreprises chaussent leurs baskets pour offrir à des enfants, des adolescents et des adultes la possibilité de s’épanouir grâce au sport. Principale source de financement de l’association Special Olympics, ces courses solidaires sont essentielles pour donner vie à nos projets.

  • Les courses ont lieu entre 12h et 14h
  • Il s’agit de relais de 4 x 2,5 kms, ouverts à tous, sportifs et moins sportifs
  • C’est un espace de convivialité où les entreprises qui ont envie de courir pour une cause se retrouvent
  • C’est l’opportunité de découvrir un moment de partage avec des personnes qui vivent avec un handicap mental et qui participent à l’événement comme coureurs ou bénévoles
  • C’est l’occasion unique de marquer sa solidarité avec les 700 000 personnes qui vivent en France avec un handicap mental et qui demeurent invisibles aux yeux de la société.

La totalité des recettes des courses est reversée au profit de l’association Special Olympics France, pour proposer chaque année près de 100 événements sportifs à plus de 15.000 personnes en situation de handicap mental. L’inscription à la course est de 800 euros par équipe de 4 coureurs, elle donne droit à une réduction d’impôts de 60 %.

Chaque année, plus de 250 entreprises, petites et grandes, s’engagent à nos côtés pour rendre ce mouvement solidaire visible du grand public.

Pour s'inscrire :
Course de CERGY-PONTOISE, Parc François Mitterrand, 29 septembre 2016
Mail : course.cergy@specialolympics.fr
Tél : 07 62 93 18 23
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New business development manager at Muuvit

Muuvit Health and Learning is looking to recruit a New business development manager, based in Zürich or Munich.

Muuvit! - The Learning Movement

Muuvit stands for a healthy lifestyle and joy of learning! Our mission is to make healthy living and learning easily accessible and fun. Together with our partners and customers we turn activity into an inspiring, engaging experience!

Invented initially for children from low income backgrounds to combat increased levels of inactivity, Muuvit is a creative and fun way to get young people active while also delivering educational contents and messages.

In order support our expansion strategy and to exploit momentum we are looking to recruit a proactive, innovative and results driven self starter as new business development manager.

 

Interested?

You should have a minimum of 5 years' experience in new business development/sales, and speak fluent German and English, please have a closer look at the opening.

Visit the Muuvit website to view the full job description

 

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Youth programme coordinator at London Football Journeys

An opportunity to join LFJ's small and enterprising team!

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London Football Journeys (LFJ) is a charity that brings together young people from deprived areas to support them to become active and confident members of their communities, feel confident to travel, meet new people, and access youth leadership opportunities.

 

Our ambition is to support the creation of self-confident, motivated and engaged young people from different parts of London to break down negative perceptions of other areas, actively and progressively represent their community and grow as positive leaders.

 

This is an exciting time to be joining LFJ. We became a charity in 2013 and we are looking for a driven and passionate youth programme coordinator to lead on and deliver our youth programmes. This role is a great opportunity for someone who has the appetite to take ownership of our youth services and can help grow a team in a developing environment.

 

Purpose of role

As part of LFJ, your role will be to develop, deliver and coordinate our youth programmes, to support the strategic planning and direct delivery of the programmes, and to support the wider work of LFJ. There is potential for rapid promotion to a leadership position in the event of outstanding performance.

 

Application process

To apply please send a full CV (no longer than two pages) together with covering letter outlining relevant experience and explaining why you want to apply for the role (no longer than 1 page).

Deadline for applications is 30 September 2016 at 5pm.

 

Please e-mail your application to: info@londonfootballjourneys.org or call +44 7854 673 223 for further information.

 

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9th International Congress on Sport and Health

The University of Tuzla, Faculty of Physical Education, invite you to attend the 9th International Congress on Sport and Health

Date

Fri, 12/02/2016

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12/02/2016 00:00

Location

Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The event is intended for professors at universities, teachers, coaches, athletes, and other professionals in the field of sport and health globally, with the aim of exchanging current trends and experiences in this area.

We hope that the congress will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss various topics related to professional and scientific dilemmas and the role of sport within society in general. Secondly to explore the humanistic and personalised approach to persons with different health problems in the light of current knowledge on sport and health disorders.

The congress aims to provide an overview of results of the latest sport research and practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight into a variety of topics of significant interest in sport science and technology.

We are inviting everyone to attend and contribute towards this event. Your participation will ensure the success of this congress while impacting the community: providing the impetus for improvements and new achievements that will benefit sportspeople.

You are all invited and your presence at this gathering presents one step further guaranteeing that this congress will provide impetus for new achievements and improvement. For the benefit of sportspeople and the community at large.

Tuzla is the centre of the Tuzla Canton. It is a ‘city of salt’ but also a cultural, educational and economic centre well known for its multinational, multicultural and warm hospitality.

We are hoping the congress will become a place not only for scientific discussion, but also for friendly contacts and we cordially invite you to attend.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Tuzla and hope that the warm and lively atmosphere will make you leave our town with the best of memories and a new experience.

Official languages: English and Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian
Registration: by registration form
Date: 2 December 2016 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contacts and more information

Registration and Payment
Congress secretariat
University of Tuzla Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
2. Oktobra 1, 75000
Tuzla Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deadline for congress fee payment: 15 November 2016

Phone: +387 (0)35 278536
Fax: +387 (0)35 278536
Mobile phone: +387 (0)61 830730
Email: sportandhealth@untz.ba


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