FIFA, World Health Organization (WHO), and the European Commission have announced the # SafeHome campaign aimed at ensuring ladies and kids in danger of abusive behavior at home during the coronavirus pandemic. With many families quarantined around the globe following the pandemic, the latest household abuse occurrences have seen spikes, while in danger ladies and youngsters are being driven into unsafe conditions at home.
Several football stars from the past and present are taking part in the initiative to raise awareness
A five-part video campaign was launched by the three organizations to raise awareness, including several past and present footballing stars.
Alvaro Arbeloa, Rosana Augusto, Vítor Baia, Khalilou Fadiga, Matthias Ginter, David James, Annike Krahn, Marco Materazzi, Milagros Menendez, Noemi Pascotto, Graham Potter, Mikael Silvestre, Kelly Smith, Oliver Torres, and Clementine Toure are among the players featured here.
“We are calling on the football network, along with the World Health Organization and the European Commission, to raise awareness about this unacceptable situation, which especially threatens ladies and youngsters in their own homes, a place where they should feel comfortable, ensured and secure,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in a news release.
Last year the WHO and FIFA marked a four-year partnership to advance healthy ways of life worldwide through football. According to the WHO, 30 percent of ladies worldwide have encountered physical and/or sexual viciousness in their lifetime by an intimate partner, and the greater part of all young men and young ladies aged 2–17 years experience some type of emotional, physical, or sexual brutality consistently.