ELAS Fund, UN Women and NGO Empodera announce the results of the 2nd ELAS in Sport Call for Proposals - One Victory Leads to Another, which aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society institutions and groups to empower girls through sport. The call for proposals is funded by the International Olympic Committee.

Eleven organizations were selected to receive financial and technical support to develop projects for gender equity and the inclusion of girls in sports. The selected projects will work with sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, boxing and handball.

Several regions of the municipality will benefit from the actions, which will be carried out in Santa Cruz, Pedra de Guaratiba, Cidade de Deus, Praça Seca, Campo Grande, Manguinhos, Complexo do Alemão, Ramos, among others.

The selected organizations will implement the "One Victory Leads to Another" program in different neighborhoods in Rio, an interdisciplinary training program with thematic and sports workshops. Through the program, in addition to acquiring skills brought about by sport, such as focus, discipline, persistence, teamwork, respect for rules and appreciation of diversity, the girls also acquire important skills for other areas of life: leadership and strengthening self-esteem, sexual and reproductive health and rights, combating violence against women, financial education and planning for the future.

Meet the selected organizations:           

Organization: Refúgio dos Meninos de Rua Association

Sports: Football and volleyball


Organization: Social Centre for Community Work

Sport: Swimming


Organization: Partners of the Americas Institute - ICA

Sport: Football


Organization: Grupo Central Cultura Urbana

Sports: Field soccer and futsal


Organization: Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic Health School

Sports: Futsal and handball


Organization: Angélica Goulart Foundation

Sports: Football and volleyball


Organization: Ballet Manguinhos Association

Sport: Rhythmic gymnastics


Organization: Casa Dona Amélia

Sport: Judo


Organization: Fluminense Rugby Union Federation - FFRU

Sport: Rugby


Organization: Associação Esportiva Cultural e Educacional Abraço Campeão

Sport: Boxing


Organization: Integrated Association of Culture, Sport and Leisure - AICEL

Sport: Rhythmic gymnastics

One Victory Leads to Another is a joint program between UN Women and the International Olympic Committee, in partnership with Women Win, Empodera and ELAS Fund.