Sports Diplomacy developed this female-focused sports diplomacy program to continue the State Department’s efforts in empowering and inspiring Iraqi women and girls through sports.
Sports Visitors Program hosted 15 male athletes and coaches from Libya for a futsal Sports Visitors exchange program. Futsal is a modified version of outdoor soccer played on a hard surfaced basketball-sized indoor court, with a smaller and heavier ball.
The U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program is the central program in the U.S. Department of State’s initiative to engage, inspire, and empower women and girls worldwide through sports.
Under the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, ECA teamed up with U.S. Embassy Bogota to develop a fast-paced track and field program for Colombian girls.
The U.S. Department of State’s ECA has conducted several track and field programs, but none quite as unique as this most recent one with the Pacific Islands.
Brazil is a nation of soccer, but when it comes to women and girls’ participation in soccer, the numbers tell a different story.