Championing change for girls 

As part of the Right To Play Women's Network, you can give more girls the chance to learn, to break free from poverty and to stay safe from violence, exploitation and social exclusion – even in the most desperate situations. 


United in the belief that every child, regardless of gender, deserves an equal opportunity to learn, our members champion change for girls through the educational power of play. By joining us, you can keep closer to the cause, get more involved and hear exclusive insights from expert speakers through a lively schedule of news and special events. 

 

How you can change lives


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Making up around 70% of the world's poorest one billion people, women and girls often find themselves powerless in the face of gender-based barriers, stereotypes and discrimination.   

 
With the odds stacked against them, their chance of escaping the cycle of poverty is slim. Marie was six when war forced her out of her Burundi home into constant fear of hunger, disease and rape. But, thanks to a Right To Play scheme at a refugee camp, her hope was restored, as she explains here.

 
Of the one million children like Marie we reach every week, 50% are girls. As her story illustrates, play-based programmes provide powerful tools to challenge inequality and equip girls like her with essential life skills, while providing solace from unimaginable hardships.

Of our 14,900 Coaches, 58% are female. With the benefit of new-found confidence, strength and knowledge, these girls can better protect themselves from disease, get an education and overcome deep-rooted prejudices to improve their life chances. ​

To find out how your support could promote gender equality to help more girls like Marie, please visit our gender page.


Focus for 2017: A vote against violence


In October 2016, our members voted overwhelmingly to support the initiative: Empowering girls to protect themselves from conflict, prejudice and violence. Throughout 2017, this theme will be reflected in Network news and activities, as we explore some of the key issues in this area in a bid to change more lives.   

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​Will you champion change for girls?   

As part of the Network, your support will be extremely welcome. What’s more, you’ll be in very good company and it’s easy to join. All it takes is a minimum monthly gift of £30 or an annual donation of £360. 

> Join today by giving a monthly gift

Alternatively, please give an annual gift of £360.

Get in touch

To find out more, please email ​womensnetwork@righttoplay.org.uk or call us in confidence on +44 (0)203 752 5640. We look forward to hearing from you. ​​

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  Recent​ event
Right To Play Women's Network event to mark World Refugee Day, Tuesday 20th June 2017​ 


Right To Play Women's Network convened at Havas Media's state-of-the-art offices at the HKX building to mark World Refugee Day. 

Nikki Skipper, National Director, Right To Play UK spoke about Right To Play's life-changing work in 52 refugee camps around the world which is helping children and communities rebuild their lives. She highlighted one Right To Play programme for girls in Lebanon which uses Football for Development to bring host and refugee communities together. The programme boosts girls' confidence, gets them working as teams and helps to foster social cohesion in their communities.

Right To Play is grateful to EE for supporting the event. Jackie Ronson, Digital Director, and Chair and Founder of the Women's Network, EE, ​addressed the guests and spoke about the importance of women networking, being collaborators and supporters of one another.

The Right To Play Women's Network is helping to tackle gender-based challenges facing women and girls through our play-based programmes. We are removing barriers to learning, preventing violence against girls, tackling exploitation and improving sexual and reproductive health. Collectively, we are championing the causes of disadvantaged girls and developing female leaders.

​Previous​​ event​

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The Right To Play Women's Network enjoyed an enlivening and strengthening morning of yoga and meditation followed by a refreshing California style brunch at Pomona's in Notting Hill, London.

Right To Play Women's Network members and non-members relaxed with new and familiar faces whilst supporting a great cause that believes that every child, regardless of gender, deserves an equal opportunity to learn. 


Previous events

See summaries and highlights from each of our previous events below.


Well-being event with Crista Cullen – 16 March 2017
Members and friends networking event - 13th October 2016
Dr Ellen Stofan - 21st January 2016
Baroness Susan Greenfield - 8th October 2015
Martina Navratilova & Judy Murray - 2nd July 2015
Christiane Amanpour - 2nd October 2014
Billie Jean King - 20th June 2014
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