Geraldines CC #ShowYourStripes
20x20 is a national initiative to champion girls and women in sport. It is presented by the Federation of Irish Sport, and all of Ireland’s national governing bodies of sport have pledged their support.
The aim is to shift our cultural perception of women’s sport. 20x20 is so-called because of three measurable objectives: to increase media coverage of women in sport, female participation in sport and attendance at women’s games and competitions by 20% by 2020.
This International Women’s Day, 20x20 is asking everyone to #ShowYourStripes by pledging one action to support girls and women in sport in 2019.
By all doing something small we can make a genuine shift across Ireland. We can give more sport to a nation of sport lovers, as well as the gift of sport to more girls.
90” video here: #ShowYourStripes
Kicking off that day it will mean a huge amount for our key individuals, groups and bodies involved in Irish sport to publicly show support for women in sport, using the hashtag #ShowYourStripes.
We are contacting significant players in the Irish sporting landscape in advance of March 8th in order to allow them to prepare a pledge or post and get the ball rolling that day. We would be honoured if we could count on you as one of them?
It can be in any way or any area, just a mark to show it’s worth talking about to inspire others across Ireland to do the same. It’s an initiative to benefit all of Irish society rather than only women, and is also asking Dads of daughters, brothers of sisters etc....
Starting first thing on Friday March 8th post your pledge online using #ShowYourStripes and #20x20 with your choice of below:
Instagram: @20x20.ie Twitter: @20x20_ie Facebook: 20x20.ie
These can be video posts or written posts (ideally with a pic).
#ShowYourStripes for women in sport. X is pledging to… OR…This year we will…
E.g. Ensure greater parity between male and female teams/athletes by….
E.g. Give increased support to our women in sport by….
E.g. Prioritise women in sport in our 2019/2020 strategy by…
E.g. Build awareness of our female teams/athletes by…
E.g. …Or anything else you would like to post!
And please use #ShowYourStripes #20x20 (and relevant handle – Instagram: @20x20.ie / Twitter: @20x20_ie / Facebook: 20x20.ie)
Simply post a picture of you/your team/your group wearing the two red signature stripes on everyone’s cheeks (regular lipstick works well) saying "#ShowYourStripes for girls and women in sport #20x20 (and relevant handle – see above)”
See stripes images here: