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Human Rights Museum Counts Down to FIFA Women’s World Cup

March 7, 2015 9:36 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

Canada Soccer

A special event on Sunday at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will count down to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

March 8 is the 40th anniversary of International Women’s Day and also marks exactly three months until the first Winnipeg match kicks off at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

“Soccer is played in almost every nation of the world, which gives it great potential to promote global awareness about equality, respect and human rights for all,” said Gail Stephens, CMHR interim president and CEO.

“We’re pleased to partner with FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada to highlight the contributions of women in sport who have worked to overcome barriers to gender equality and helped shape positive attitudes.”

Visitors can explore the powerful stories of women’s rights and female human right defenders located throughout the museum galleries. Regular admission fees apply, but there is no fee for activities planned in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall or the panel discussions in the Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms. Seating for the panel sessions is limited.

Special programming at the museum will be offered from noon to 4 p.m.