The Women of CTG Take on the Global Goals World Cup
The Global Goals World Cup is an all-women friendly soccer tournament. Each year, teams pledge their support for the SDG of their choice, play against one another to score points, and win an opportunity to attend the UN General Assembly in New York. This year’s Global Goals World Cup UAE took place at The Sustainable City, where crowds gathered to watch the incredible all-women teams in action.
At CTG, we pledged our support for SDG5: Gender Equality and we were entered into the 2018 draw. Our incredible team performed well throughout the event, and although we didn’t make it into the final, we’re proud to have shown how committed we are to making gender quality a reality through our Female First initiative as well as our paid internship programme. Female First pledges that by 2030, 30 percent of our project-related roles will be represented by women.
Seeing women kicking the soccer ball on the pitch was an intense resounding message of victory and unity towards gender equality. CTG has since erased the question, “Can women do this?”. That alone is unlimited empowerment for me. With my new lens, I see possibilities only.
– Svitsai Kunyenya, Talent Management and Gender Specialist
“CTG is a true driving force for making gender equality a reality. Our Female First initiative is already making a real difference to the women and men in conflict affected and fragile countries,” says Helen Rees, executive assistant and CTG team player. “I am proud of all the women who took part in the tournament – it wasn’t just about scoring goals, it was about raising awareness and taking action on the SDGs to make the world a better place for everyone. Each and every one of them were incredible in this movement, in that essence we were one huge team!”
Take a look at some of the highlights from the tournament, and watch our video detailing how CTG is making Gender Equality as a Sustainable Development Goal a reality.