17 June, 2019

AG Memorial Van Damme stands for girl empowerment

As from this year, the AG Memorial Van Damme will focus on empowering girls through sport. To this end, the Memorial and Plan International Belgium are closely collaborating.

Meeting Director C├ędric Van Branteghem: "The AG Memorial Van Damme strongly believes in gender equality and in the power of sport to promote it and to make the lives of girls and women better. We completely support Plan International Belgium in their objectives and we are proud to be able to contribute to the sports programme for girls in Senegal. The link between Plan and the 400m runners makes the picture even more complete."

"As a children's rights organization, we strive for a world that is just and safe for all children," says Jochem Roels, Director Business Development & Innovation at Plan International Belgium. "That starts with equal rights and opportunities. That's why we consider the Memorial to be an ideal partner for us. Sporting events bring thousands of people together and therefore have the opportunity to create social impact in the area of equality and non-discrimination.