One Day One Goal in previous Peace Days
Thousands of spectators came together to be a part of this One Day One Goal tournament held in the national stadium to celebrate Peace Day and inspired hope and unity in a country still reeling from the devastation of the earthquake in January 2010.
Organised by Haiti Youth Development Education (H.Y.D.E.)
The Iraqi Army and the Kurdish Peshmerga – two forces that normally fight against one another came together in 2008 to play a friendly match to celebrate ODOG. Mercy Corps worked closely with Peace One Day to bring these two sides together to celebrate peace through football.
Organised by Mercy Corps
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A Unity Match was played between kids from neighbouring favelas (shanty towns) in Rio. The favelas have recently been ‘pacified’, meaning they are no longer run by rival gangs. Played on a pitch symbolic for being located on a former hotspot of gang violence, the event provided an opportunity for residents from the different favelas to mingle and socialise – something they were not able to do until recently.
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A One Day One Goal tournament was played in this region that has been fractured by recent violent clashes between two warring ethnic groups leaving Ghanaians and particularly students in the area distressed. Since 2007 the Bawku Municipality has been in turmoil as a result of a communal violence between the Kusasis and the Mamprusis. The Unity Match is a symbol of inter-ethnic cooperation and a message that peace is possible.
A 2-day football tournament involving boys and girls teams, which brought together the communities of the Obunga and Nyalenda shantytowns. The football was played in an amicable spirit, and health workers were invited to talk to the youth about HIV / AIDS.
Organised by Brian Magwara and Face of Kenya
CISV International was an outstanding supporter of One Day One Goal 2010. CISVs worldwide organised Peace Day football matches in over 25 countries across 5 continents!! Many countries played for peace in several branches within each country.
The list of countries included: Argentina, Algeria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.
Pyongyang, North Korea
Middlesbrough FC Ladies traveled to North Korea to play 2 matches against local teams, in support of Peace One Day. The event was an amazing experience for all involved, promoting intercultural cooperation, and in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of UK and DRPK diplomatic relations.
Organised by Koryo Tours: http://www.koryogroup.com/