Women’s Day with FIFA

Join us on International Women’s Day for family activities, a discussion with the former coach of Canada’s national women’s soccer team, and panel discussions focused on the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in Winnipeg June 6 to July 5, 2015 – the largest women’s sporting event in the world.

Soccer is played in almost all nations of the world and has the ability to break down cultural barriers and bring diverse peoples together. Women in sport have overcome many rights issues and continue to face challenges today.

You can also visit our galleries to explore dozens of powerful stories about women’s rights and female human rights defenders.


12 p.m. – Greetings from Museum and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

12:15 p.m. – Keynote address by Sylvie Béliveau of the Canadian Soccer Association, former coach of national women’s team

12:45-4 p.m. – Family activities including making soccer balls from plastic bags (linked to a Museum story connecting human rights to everyday objects), mini soccer, and photos with the official FIFA mascot.

1:30-4 p.m. – Panel discussions on soccer, sport and human rights, including progress and issues for women in soccer, access to playing fields and training resources and the role of sport in creating unity and celebrating diversity among cultures. Session at 1:30 p.m. in French, sessions at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. are in English. Seating is limited.

Activities free; gallery admission fees apply


Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1 at Main Entrance
Panels in Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms, Level 1