Valencia Club de Fútbol and UN Women receive 2016 FEDEPE International Award

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Valencia Club de Fútbol (VCF) received the 2016 FEDEPE International Award for their collaboration with UN Women to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. VCF chairwoman Layhoon Chan accepted the award on behalf of the Club, along with UN Women’s Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Advisor, José Carlos Ferrer. 

The event was presided over by Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain and attended by the Spanish Minister for Health, Social Matters and Equality, Alfonso Alonso, among other dignitaries. 

The FEDEPE Awards honour the work of women in the economy, in society and in culture, with awards in specific categories for those businesses, entities and media that have boosted the role of women at work. The award recognizes the collective efforts of Valencia CF and UN Women since 2015 through campaigns and other activities to support the empowerment of women and girls and to eradicate violence against women. 

Read the full story at the Valencia Club de Fútbol website.