Girls Must Play

Athletes United for Peace is excited to participate in

For the last few years AUP has attended with a delegation of members participating in a variety of events in and around the UN. This year we will also be sponsoring:

A conversation on the power of sports in the lives of women and girls in distressed communities. We will look at the challenges athletes and coaches’ face, the solutions that have worked and the gaps that remain.

CSW 63 will be at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 11th to March 22nd, 2019.

This year’s theme will be: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Apryl Hampton USA Track and Field National Teams Coach
Girls Track Coach at Cedar Hill High School in Texas
Instructor for AP Chemistry, Physics, Competitive Robotics and College Prep Leadership

Filiz Sevil
Professional Volleyball Player for Galatasaray SK and Fenerbahce SK out of Istanbul Turkey

Certified Volleyball and Tennis Coach
Head of PE at The Dwight School Dubai
Leadership Delegate for Athletes United for Peace

Toni Smith-Thompson Manhattanville College Basketball
Organizer at the New York Civil Liberties Union, Writer, Protester, Mom
In 2003 Toni sparked National Debate and Captured New York Times Headlines with her Protest of the National Anthem during her College Women's Basketball Games

Yvonne Chow Dancer at H+ Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory
Curator of Works, Director of Operations and Education Director
Founder of House of Chow® the Asian (American) Division of H+

Moderated by Jayne Kennedy Overton - Moderator
1st Female African American Sports Broadcaster and Co-Anchor of CBS NFL Today

Only Female to Ever Host One of TV’s Longest Running Syndicated Sports Series, Greatest Sports Legends First Female to ever work Ring-Side as a TV Commentator for Men’s Professional Boxing Emmy Nominee for Her Coverage for the News Feature on Soldiers on The DMZ in South Korea for NBC’s Speak Up America


“Title IX, the groundbreaking federal law enacted in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in schools that receive federal funding, mandates gender equality in athletics”
- Tiseme Zegeye, ACLU Women's Rights Project