NEWS

BSDA CONDUCTED A PRACTICAL FUTSAL TRAINING
10.03.2022
On March 10, 2022, in Sofia, Bulgaria, a practical futsal training was held, as part of the Football as a seed for gender equality project. The objective of the project is to fight discrimination and gender inequality through sport (specifically football). In order to achieve the project's objectives, Bulgarian sports development association organized a sports competition between boys and girls, who played sports and spend time together, faced the participation of women in sports and learned to consider gender, culture and language differences as an added value, not as an obstacle.

Although sport is a phenomenon that involves both men and women, it is characterized by profound gender differences: men participate more in sport than women. In particular, women's participation is very low in sports such as football, which in the collective imagination is considered a "male sport" and not suitable for women. The lower participation of women is a consequence of gender roles imposed by the society which inevitably influence the desires, interests and aspirations of boys and girls.

Taking this into account and statistical data, with this project we want to contribute to increase women's active participation in sports, break down gender stereotypes and bring to the conclusion that there are no male or female sports, but everyone should feel free to follow his own aspirations, feeling free from conditioning.

Football as a seed for gender equality project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.