Alliances & Networks


The complexity and scale of gender inequity means that no one can effectively tackle it alone. Our strategic alliances and networks allow us to increase impact and efficiency and, at their best, are rooted in the virtuous circle of exchange.

Currently we are a member of a number of alliances and networks related to our work, some of which are highlighted below.

Step Up Equality

The Step Up Equality (SUE) Project is a three-year project funded by the European Commission. The main objective of SUE is to promote women's leadership and thus speed up progress towards gender equality within European sport. This involves challenging structural barriers and cultural norms within sport as well as gender-based discrimination. It places a large focus on cooperation and the exchange of best practices and expertise between different sports and countries. Ultimately, the basic aim of the project is to push for much-needed equal and more inclusive sport.

CHANGE: Enhancing Skills in Sport for Development

Women Win is part of the CHANGE, a project aimed at improving the effectiveness of delivery of sport for development programmes which are designed to tackle social issues. In doing so, the project will create European industry-led professional standards and relevant training material for those working in sport for development.


Women Win is an affiliated member of streetfootballworld, a worldwide network of organisations that use football as a tool to empower people who live in underserved communities. By connecting with partners from sport, business, politics and philanthropy, streetfootballworld brings global power to local initiatives. As part of the streetfootballworld network, Women Win has been actively engaged in co-leading a gender inclusion strategy withing the global network and amongst members.

La League

Plan, together with the Johan Cruyff Foundation and Women Win, has created a strong model to empower adolescent girls and young women (12-24 years) to decide if, when and who to marry and if, when and with whom to have children. At the heart of this project is football, stimulating girls to play football and turning talented players into football heroes.

Street Games

Funded by Erasmus+ Sport, this two-year project has developed a range of tools designed to help organisations to better understand the development process for female peer leaders. Its ultimate goal is to increase participation levels, and the equality of access for disadvantaged young women (aged 13-30) in grassroots sport and physical activity. 

One Win Leads to Another Brazil

Alongside UN Women, Women Win is leading the work on designing a collective impact strategy for Brazil on gender and sports, allowing the development of partnerships with a shared interest in creating and measuring change. Women Win will also focus on the institutional strengthening local organisation Empodera to become a Centre of Excellence in Gender and Sport. The partnership builds on the premise that no single policy, government department, organisation or programme will solve complex social issues.

Fare Network

Women Win is a proud member of the Fare Network, an umbrella organisation that brings together individuals, informal groups and organisations driven to combat inequality in football and use the sport as a means for social change.