Today, around the world, people are on the move. They are migrating to escape poverty, improve their livelihood and opportunities, or escaping conflict and devastation in their own countries. Women represent almost half of the 244 million migrants and half of the 19.6 million refugees worldwide. (https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/sites/default/files/in_safety_and_dignity_-_addressing_large_movements_of_refugees_and_migrants.pdf )
Looking at society at large, migrant and ethnic minority women are belonging to the most excluded and vulnerable groups in Europe. We believe that sport as an important facet of society, presents opportunities for social inclusion – similarly within the field of sport, just like society, social exclusion can occur. Sport provides the chance to stay physically active, socialise with others, where interested, improve mental health and wellbeing, learning and improve skills and many more psychosocial and physiological benefits. All women and girls have to have the right to equal participation in sports, regardless of their origin.