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Girl Power: OL Le Musée gets in the spirit of the Women's World Cup!

Published on 30 June 2019 at 7:00 PM
Coupe du Monde 2019 : OL le Musée à l’heure du foot féminin !
OL Le Musée has set up several projects aimed at promotings women's sport and gender equality.

A fun French/English-language booklet to get to know Lyon's national team players (Beginning June 12)


During the World Cup, OL Le Musée invites you to learn about the great Olympique Lyonnais players who also wear the jersey of their national teams.

Young and old alike will have fun answering questions in the "mon parcours OL au féminin" booklet, which traces the history of the Olympique Lyonnais Women's Team and its incredible track record that makes OL a world reference in women's footballLearn more.


Audioguides in English will also be available at the end of June.




Educational workshops to raise awareness of equality


Throughout the year, OL Le Musée organizes educational workshops for schoolchildren and college students. In June, more than 500 children will be welcomed at the Museum to discuss the theme of gender equality.

Before speaking on the subject, children are invited to watch a 10-minute film made with young players from the Academy.




"Gender equality is a problem they often encounter. Their answers surprise us. It's interesting to see that playing football today for a girl has become much more common." Stéphane Benas, Museum Manager.


In addition, the Museum also runs its workshops, by request, in libraries or in establishments for the elderly.


A photo exhibit on women's football throughout the world

In partnership with OL Le Musée, the "What the Foot?!" exhibit, created by the Collectif HUMA, will be on display at the Décines City Hall courtyard from June 12 to July 13.

Featuring portraits of women from all over the world, the exhibit highlights football as a vector of social transformation to raise visitors' awareness of topics such as gender equality in sport and access to sport for all.




"We will take you across four continents, exposing players and initiatives that remain too often in the shadows. Learn, share and, most importantly, help new generations grow up with images of free and inspiring sports!" Sabine Verhest, Belgian journalist and member of the Collectif HUMA.


A festival combining sports and cinema to entertain and encourage debate


Through July 6, the Footd'Elles Festival runs in several cities in France, including Décines, to screen films followed by debates with special guests (directors, sociologists, etc.). Through these films, viewers will discover portraits of women who are passionate about football. Extended to other sports, they will also tell stories of the difficulties faced by women. 

On Wednesday, June 12 at 14h, the OL Le Musée team and Philippe Liotard (sociologist and director of equality-diversity at Lyon 1 University) will participate in the debate following the screening of the film "Bend it Like Beckham" by Gurinder Chadha. Learn more.




OL le Musée hours:

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10h00 to 19h00
Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00

Open Tuesdays through Sundays during the summer holidays
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