about WE UNITED
WE United aims to impart leadership training, life skills development, and team building for women and girls in Nepal through dynamic sport-based activities.
The WE United Project was co-founded by Amanda Cats-Baril and Anne McGuinness who shared a passion for soccer/football and recognized the impact that sport had on their personal and professional lives. Since its founding in 2014, the WE United family has expanded to include a wide network of female players and referees; volunteers; and local businesses that support women’s empowerment.
The WE United Project is a women-led initiative founded on the belief that sport enables women and girls to develop social networks, physical strength, self-belief, and the confidence to fully participate in any sphere of life they choose. WE believe participation in sport changes how women view themselves and how others view women; therefore, contributing to a broader agenda of women’s empowerment and equality.
WE United provides intentionally-designed safe spaces for women’s empowerment through sport. Based on Women Win’s “Three As” theory of change, The WE United Project uses physical activity as an empowering tool to build assets, provide access to resources, and develop agency.
WE believe one win leads to another.
When women and girls are provided with opportunities to develop skills, experiences and relationships through sport, they are empowered to be confident leaders on and off the field. WE envision bringing women together to pave the way forward for other women’s empowerment.
CREATE SAFE SPACES FOR PLAY
WE United creates safe spaces for play at all skill-levels based on the theory that women’s empowerment through sport is most effective when women and girls are provided with spaces that are intentionally designed for them.
EMPOWER WOMEN LEADERS
WE United empowers women leaders as coaches through our flagship and dynamic curriculum that helps coaches build leadership skills but also provides them with the resources to found and coach their own girls’ team.
CHALLENGE GENDER STEREOTYPES
WE United challenges gender stereotypes and norms through collecting and sharing statistics that counter prevalent stereotypes.
BUILD A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT
WE United builds local and global communities of support through the development of networks and platforms to bring people together.