ASA Foundation launches FIFA Foundation supported Football-based Prevention of Violence against Women & Girls education program in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

10 March 2021

Violence against women and girls is widespread across Indonesia. National surveys indicate 41% of women and girls suffer from physical, sexual, emotional and economic violence with 42% reporting freedom restrictions such as being prevented from seeing friends or performing religious and sports activities. Therefore, FIFA Foundation and ASA Foundation have joined forces to tackle these social issues by launching a Football-based Prevention of Violence against Women & Girls program for junior and senior high school teachers and students across Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

Hosted at the Kebunsu Outbound complex under strict COVID-19 prevention protocols, and supported by Munich for apparel and Coca Cola Amatil for drinks, the 3-day Training of Trainer (ToT) workshop educated and empowered 15 male and female school teachers to become Football-based Prevention of Violence educators.

On completion of the ToT workshop, our teacher trainer beneficiaries are currently educating and empowering their respective male and female school students on Football-based Prevention of Violence, Peace, Tolerance, Gender Equality, Women Empowerment and Life Skills Development through weekly virtual training activities during the pandemic, with the program switching to traditional face-to face coaching once schools reopen. Furthermore, ASA Foundation is currently conducting weekly virtual mentoring together with monitoring and evaluation activities to assess the program impact with regular school visits planned once students return to school.

The project is geared towards long-term sustainability beyond the program completion date with the stakeholders architects of the design process. The programming activities are estimated to reach out to over 1,350 students with 49% female participants.

Many thanks to Munich and Coca Cola Amatil for all their help and support for the programming activities. And a massive thank you to FIFA Foundation for making this inspirational program possible for our Bogor stakeholders.

Watch our activity here: