Discover Talent | The first women football tournament in the Shimshal village
Pakistan has a phenomenal talent in sports if one realizes. PHENOMENAL!
In many nations, it has been perceived that sport can be a power to intensify women’s voices and tear down gender segregation and barriers especially women football. Each time they clear an obstacle or kick a ball, showing physical strength, as well as tactical thinking and their leadership, they are constantly making a stride towards gender equality.
Pakistan Youth Outreach recent turn of events has been bringing positivity. Young boys are encouraging their sisters to play sports parallel to them, even though there is no such discrimination in the region against women. The first women football tournament in the Shimshal village was organized by Shah-e-Shams sports club from 18th July to 20th July, 2016. Pakistan Youth Outreach supported the football tournament for girls, total four teams have participated; Khizarabad and Aminabad encountered in final, and Khizarabad team won the match. Mirza Ali and Samina Baig will go to great lengths to support youth positive activities and especially women.
Sports in Pakistan have gigantic power to produce real social and economic change, social cohesion, add to sustainable development, and even to challenge prejudice and mind set. Pakistan Youth Outreach is constantly contributing in different sports to engage youth, especially women and demonstrate gender equality. The social benefits of participation in various sports are thought to be especially significant for girls. In our Pakistani society girls have fewer opportunities than boys for social interaction outside the home and bound to family structures. Moreover, developing physical and mental health advantages, Pakistan youth outreach sport activities can be an effective platform to provide women and girls with leadership skills they can transfer to other domains, such as professional life or civic engagement. Quality, persistence, responsibility, cooperation, solidarity, negotiation, and admiration for others are values and qualities that are fundamental to the sport but also to the pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Secondly, Women football team keep on facing segregation in access to sports as spectators, and inequalities in professional media scope, sports media.
Females are much more noticeable in sports today than at any past point ever. The Olympics of the modern time began as an all-male occasion, with females making steady advancement to contend in various disciplines such as Samina Baig who has broken stereotypes by being the first Pakistani woman and the third Pakistani to conquer Mount Everest. In fact, the most evident and demonstration of gender-based discrimination is that female athletes are confronting an immense gap, which Mirza Ali and Samina Baig aspire to eliminate those gaps and promote sports values.
“It is our challenge to guarantee the accomplishment of women empowerment and gender equality in the sports world. Super events are coming soon additionally to promote the values upheld in the 2022 Agenda and encapsulated in the sustainable development objectives,” said Mirza Ali.
Pakistan Youth Outreach targets youth to advocate for the messages of uniformity and non-segregation, peacefulness, women strengthening and to positive masculine characteristics among boys. It means to encourage self-esteem, bolster positive and healthy choices, and avert gender-based viciousness. The event additionally connects with young boys and young girls aged 12-22 to challenge stereotypes and be accomplices for positive change. Acknowledging gender equality in various sports is consequently an extraordinary way in the arsenal of practical development.