Saints proud to back Fare Network

By SFC Media Wed 02 Nov Saints Foundation

Southampton Football Club is proud to back the Fare Network's efforts to tackle inequality within football.

Fare Network is an organisation that brings together individuals and informal groups driven to combat inequality in football and use the sport as a means for social change.

Fare’s commitment to tackle discrimination through football’s inclusive power is based on the principle that the game, as the most popular sport in the world, belongs to us all and can propel social cohesion.

Fare seeks to address existing forms of discrimination in football (racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, homophobia, sexism, and discrimination against the disabled), promote female empowerment, women’s football and the role of women in football, support the inclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and bring about a positive change through football.

Through the annual Football People action weeks, which with more than 1500 activities is the largest initiative against discrimination in football worldwide, Fare has been able to expand its sphere of influence to countries outside of Europe.

The organisation works not only in more than 45 European countries, but also with activists in the United States, South Africa, St. Lucia and Brazil.

Fare works across all levels of the game to advance social inclusion of marginalised and disenfranchised groups and to engage policy makers, key players and governing bodies in the anti-discrimination movement.

For more information, including how to get involved in Fare’s activities, please visit farenet.org.

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