All over the world, women's footballers demand recognition by their Federations, Leagues, and Clubs. Landmark CBA's have been achieved in Australia, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, Brazil. More and more countries around the world are joining the fight for equal rights and recognition.
In 2019, 28 players of the US Women’s National Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer. On and off the field, the team remains at the forefront of women’s football through their success as a team and their unrelenting efforts to raise standards in their working environment. This has pushed and inspired similar efforts in other countries.
With a lack of recognition and employment status, women's footballers have difficulty accessing their rights as workers. It impacts their working conditions and limits their (and the sport's) potential. There is a long way to go in the fight for respect, dignity, and equality for women in football at the international and club level.
Argentinian player, Macarena Sanchez, sued the Argentinian Federation and her club, UAI Urquiza, demanding the recognition of her employee status and the rights of female players. This was a key moment in the pursuit of fundamental change in Argentina, South America, and beyond.
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