Gas Girls to take part in panel on engaging refugee women with Amnesty Live

Jan 20, 2021 | Gas Girls, News

Amnesty International UK are hosting a live panel event to celebrate the launch of our new good practice guide for engaging refugee women in football, developed in partnership with the English Football Association.

Establishing further links within our community is one of the for key areas at Bristol Rovers Women’s and we’re really looking forward to taking part in this event on Thursday evening (21st January).

Club Secretary, Matthew Davies, said: “We’re constantly open to finding new ways to engage all members of our community. We want to make sure that Bristol Rovers Women’s FC has a welcoming culture for women and girls of all backgrounds. Being able to hear from those within the game and discovering new ways to encourage refugees to become a part of a community through the power of football, is something that will be invaluable.”

This online panel features an exciting line up including Anita Asante, Comfort Etim, Lotte Wubben-Moy and hosted by Kate Allen.

Anita Asante – Amnesty International UK ambassador and English football defender currently playing for Aston Villa in the FA WSL. Asante has earned 71 caps for the English national team and was selected to play in the Team GB squad for the 2012 London Olympics. At club level, Asante has also played for English sides Arsenal and Chelsea, whilst also having played for several international teams in the USA and Sweden.

Comfort Etim – Comfort is the Amnesty FC captain and Football Welcomes Liverpool Community Project refugee player. Through her journey to the UK over 18 years ago, she has become very passionate about refugee inclusion, and works hard to welcome women who are refugees or seeking asylum into football and sports in general.

Lotte Wubben-Moy – Lotte received her first England senior team call-up last year in September. Having signed with Arsenal in the same month, she spent the previous two years playing in the USA with the famous North Carolina Tar Heels. Lotte is passionate about community, storytelling, and understanding.

Kate Allen – Kate took up her post as Director of Amnesty International UK in early 2000 and is a member of the UK Foreign Secretary’s Human Rights Advisory Group and is the UK Section’s key spokesperson. Kate was also Deputy Chief Executive at the Refugee Council from 1995 to January 2000, where she was responsible for its policy and operational work and headed the UK emergency evacuation programmes from Bosnia and Kosovo

The event is free and is still accepting registrations. To find out more, click here

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