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GGWCup Mumbai brings the focus on the SDGs

GGWCup winning team Forca Goa

The Global Goals World Cup (Mumbai) was conducted on Saturday, as part of a multi-nation effort to support the United Nations’ 17 global Sustainable Development Goals.

Focused on driving women to action, unified by sport, the GGWCup was organized by Dubai-Headquartered Sustainable Mindz & Denmark-based Eir Soccer, in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Danish GovernmentUnited Nations Advocacy Group, Project Everyone and SAP Next Gen.

The tournament was a one-day, spectator friendly, five-a-side football tournament for women & girls. The football matches are played by a different set of rules, awarding points for both scoring goals as well as working for the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The event was conducted at Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School & Junior College, Navi Mumbai, with the participation of 24 teams from across Mumbai, looking to create impact towards an SDG of their choice. Some of the goals being worked towards by the teams are Quality Education (SDG 4), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Good Health & Wellbeing (SDG 3), Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG 6), Decent Work & Economic Growth (SDG 8), and Responsible Consumption & Production (SDG 12).

The GGWCup was won by Forca Goa. The winning team, Forca Goa will get an opportunity to go to New York in September 2019 and compete for the Global Goals World Cup Activists Trophy. Best Action for the Global Goals was given to Sanscar and best style was given to Myna Bol.

“We truly believe in the famous words of Nelson Mandela: ‘Sport has the power to change the world.’ Sport has the power to energize and motivate the hearts and minds of billions. It breaks down barriers and allows people to meet at eye level on the field. When we play together, we create the human connections that inspire us to fight side by side for the world we want,” said Majken Gilmartin and Rikke Ronholt, founders of GGWCup.

“At Sustainable Mindz we believe that without women, we cannot achieve the SDGs. Our initiatives are about bringing all kinds of amazing men and women together to meet, play and take action to solve societal, environmental and economic problems. The Global Goals World Cup Mumbai is the beginning of a journey in India to empower young girls and women to take this development agenda into their own hands,” said Vineetha Mathew, Noora Mohammad and Dima Maaytah, Founders, Sustainable Mindz.