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Lord Ouseley: women are key to the beautiful game

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KICK IT Out Chairman Lord Herman Ouseley has called for women to be at the heart of FIFA’s reform plans. His view is in response to a report to Dr. François Carrard, the chairman of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee, by Moya Dodd in her role as chair of the FIFA Task Force for Women’s Football.

The report, titled ‘FIFA, football and women: why reform must specify inclusion and investment’ highlights a plan on how to increase women’s participation in football – particularly in key decision-making positions.

Lord Ouseley said: “We urge FIFA to give serious consideration to these recommendations. We are calling on FIFA to place women at the heart of their reforms at every level and at every decision making point. Now is the appropriate time for these changes.

“If key decision makers at FIFA are from a diverse background they will become more credible and inclusive in its governance. Faith must be restored in a game loved by so many people.”

This feature appears on www.kickitout.org

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