Pledge united is an eight-week program with curriculum that is split into two parts. First part teaches the teenage boys about the issue of gender based violence within Indonesia. The second part inspire the boys to become leaders in their communities for gender equality as we encourage them to stand up and speak out about the rights of women. With playing football. All coaches are trained on coach education as well as football skills. The program concludes when everyone involved comes together at the pledge united cup where we play a tournament and stand together as a city to #PLEDGE2RESPECT.
If we want to change the behavior of young men, then football is a great way to connect with them. Football is a huge part of Indonesian culture, therefore also reflects the sexist attitudes that are rife within Indonesian society. Our dream though is to try and use football to challenge those beliefs and make Indonesian a safe place for all.
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