Conference-Debate "When football rhymes with women. Implications of the feminization of football"

Two weeks before the launch of the 8th Women's Football World Cup, which will start on 7 June 2019 in France, UNESCO, the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) and the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) present their co-publication "When football rhymes with women. Implications of the feminization of football" during a conference-debate hosted by IRIS, on 23 May 2019.


Nada AL-NASHIF, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Pascal BONIFACE, Director of IRIS
Fabien SAFANJON, UNFP Vice-President


Ângela MELO, Director of Programmes and Policies, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO
Jérôme DUMOIS, Spokesperson and co-founder of Positive Football, Advisor to the UNFP Presidency
Brigitte HENRIQUES, Vice-President of the FFF
Carole GOMEZ, researcher at IRIS

Moderator - Pascal BONIFACE


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 23.05.2019 18:30 local time
End 23.05.2019 20:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Responsible SHS
Focal point Muller-Wirth, Philipp
Country France
City Paris
Venue Amphithéâtre Stéphane Hessel, Espace de conférences de l'IRIS
Street 2 bis rue Mercoeur
Contact Philipp Müller-Wirth,
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 More on UNESCO's work on Women and Sport
Link 2 UNESCO's Programme on Sport and Anti-doping
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