International meeting discusses development and practice of women’s football
FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), through its Laboratory for Sports Studies (LESP), held on April 11 and 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the seminar “Women’s Football in South America: 3rd International Meeting.” The event will be held in auditorium 1013 of the FGV Headquarters (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ) and will be attended by professors David Wood, from University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), Brenda Elsey, from Hofstra University (United States), and Verónica Moreira, from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), among others.
The seminar is part of an international and interinstitutional research project, led by Professor Wood, and aims to bring together people who are interested in developing the practice of women’s football in Brazil and in South America.
“Despite the prevailing prejudice against women’s football, resulting in women being banned from playing in Brazil for almost fifty years, women have sought in various ways to conquer their space on the sports field, and it is thanks to the challenges of this advance that the event seeks to promote a reflection and a debate,” said FGV’s School of Social Sciences professor Bernardo Buarque, organizer of the event.
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