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Moving the Goalposts changing lives of 9,000 Kenyan girls through football | Suzanne Wrack

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In coastal Kenya a football organisation is revolutionising society by putting women in public spaces previously reserved for men

“We are pushing the boundaries that have been placed there for women and we were going beyond that. We have seen a lot of transformation working with the girls but we have also seen a change in how the community see girls and young women.”

Dorcas Amakobe is director of Moving the Goalposts, which runs women’s and girls’ football programmes in coastal Kenya. As she explains, the organisation’s impact in the Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa and Tana River counties runs far beyond sport.

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