The Safepad team played for Global Goal 4 - Quality Education and we made it to the semi-finals this year

Kolding, Denmark, 25 August; 2022

The Global Goals World Cup hosted in partnership with Danish Permasport #GGWCUP2022.

The tournament took place in the second largest city in Denmark; Aarhus from the 19th to 21st of August 2022.

Since 2015 EIR has pioneered the world of sport by building the Global Goals World Cup and global movement of women supporting each other to break down barriers, lead local sustainable development and amplify their call to action.

The GGWCUP is a five-aside football tournament for all-women teams. The teams qualify to play by choosing on of the 17 United Nations’ Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



The teams are scored in four categories: Action, Crowd, Style and Football. Leading up to match day each team champions their Global Goal and is ranked by the action taken for the Goal on and off the field.

Those awarded not only win a tournament. They amplify their calls to action and create impact, locally and globally.

The GGWCUP was created as the 17 Global Goals were agreed by 193 member states of the United Nations in 2015. Our ultimate goal is to bring the GGWCUP to all 193 countries by 2030. Everywhere we play we commit to closing the PLAY Gap, advancing gender equality and the UN Global Goals.

A GGWCUP is a unique experience and program merging the game of football with global citizenship.

Denmark’s EIR Org is a non-profit organization that runs the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP) and four other sports programs. Each program activates the groundbreaking potential of sports and play with purpose.

Why The Global Goal 4?

More than 130 million girls worldwide are missing out on school. Some of the reasons are lack of information and education on Menstrual Health Management (MHM), a lack of sanitary menstrual hygiene products and a lack of sanitary toilet facilities.

Ultimately, this puts girls and women at risk of infection and disease, of early pregnancy, and of missing out on an education.

The difficulties facing girls and women across the world in relation to menstrual hygiene are numerous and unacceptable. The topic of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) continues to be a taboo subjected to shame and stigma.

The lack of access to information, education, and products to manage one’s period with dignity and pride are essential. In some societies, girls and women are considered “unclean” while on their period, and thus for that reason excluded from school as well as from other social events.

This is why we focus on the Sustainable Development Goal 4. Quality education for all.


Altogether, girls and women are faced with barriers excluding them from parts of society, and we all share a responsibility to break down these barriers for good.

In doing so, we are not only investing in the future of our girls and women, but just as much in the economic development of local communities and countries.

How will the Safepad Team take action for the Goal 4?

Throughout the year we will work to ensure that no girl is left behind, because she doesn’t have access to menstrual wear. We promote the need for quality education for all. We will continue our May campaign #Kickingoffthediaogue… on menstrual health together with our national and global partners.

How will the Team measure impact and reach?

We are part of a global campaign that raises awareness on the difficulties that girls and women are facing in relation to menstrual hygiene. We will host an event each year on the 28th of May celebrating World Menstrual Hygiene Day to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management. We will continue participating in the tournament whereever we have presence to support the global activities and to build a world where girls are given equal opportuntities.

So, look out for the pink girls inside and outside the football field and support our work for Quality Education.

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