A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2014 between WMC, IFMA and UN Women in order for the organisations to use their best efforts to collaborate for the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, in particular in preventing violence against women and girls. This collaboration centers on awareness-raising and advocacy of the joint campaign among the member national federations, athletes, youth and other constituents.
Buakaw, He for She Ambassador
The Muaythai athletes play an important part in social responsibilities, especially as role models which can educate others. Elite athletes are role models to many and idols for youngsters which have a huge social network which can be used in so many ways. Our athletes commission encourages the Muaythai athletes on participation and promotes the IFMA principles that athletes are united for common goals. It is part of the Muaythai sport on excellent sportsmanship and this is why Buakaw one of the Muaythai superstars has been nominated as the He for She ambassador. At a recent press conference in which the Muaythai world celebrated their IOC recognition, Buakaw proudly carried the cooperation flag between Muaythai and UN Women and stated that it is every athlete’s responsibility to be champions in and out of the ring and Muaythai is one family where we all stand strong together.
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