Yesterday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, AC Milan announcing on their website their full commitment to help the integration process of ten female refugees in Italy in accordance with their “RespAct” manifesto
Milan announced its commitment to the Fondazione Pangea Onlus by supporting the non-profit organization’s women’s liberation project, which aims to combat discrimination and restore women’s human rights through concrete action.
In particular, AC Milan will support ten women who have decided to leave Afghanistan and start their lives anew in Italy. The club will accompany them through their integration process in our country.
With the aim of keeping the focus on the strong socio-economic instability in Afghanistan, exploiting its global platform and the strength of its brand worldwide, the club has identified Pangea as the ideal partner to provide this assistance.
Founded in 2002, the Italian non-profit organization has been fighting for human rights from day one. The Foundation has been working in Kabul since 2003 with the “Afghanistan Crisis” appeal to support the social and economic liberation of women. In 18 years, more than 7,000 families and over 60,000 girls and boys have been involved in this liberation process. Through development projects and the provision of resources, Pangea’s goals are aimed at making a future of hope and dignity possible for all Afghan women.
Ivan Gazidis, AC Milan’s CEO, said: “A global club like AC Milan is undoubtedly responsible for helping to create positive social change. Being a good citizen means taking a stand on the big social issues, but also taking action. This principle governs our RespAct manifesto, which has inspired the initiative in collaboration with Pangea: to guarantee a more secure future for ten young Afghan women and their families.”
Rossoneri’s commitment is therefore fully in line with the RespAct Manifesto, where social equality, equality and inclusiveness are the main pillars in accordance with the directives on awareness, education, prevention and cooperation. The goal is to implement tangible actions and implement projects for the future.