The project is aiming at empowerment of young female in Saudi Arabia, to raise awareness of their physical and mental capacity and increase their strength as an individual. Aikido, a form of budo emerged in Japan during the World War as means of peace, asks for inner peace and integrity of each person, not fighting against others. As the member of International Aikido Federation, Saudi Aikikai started to promote Aikido among females, to strengthen their personhood by this principle. Gender Balance Working group of the IAF supports their initiative and sends a female instructor to train a group of local females. The project also intends to raise local female instructors in 3 years time.
As a reference to the yellow and the red card in the sporting world, the #WhiteCard allows you to demonstrate your support for the peace through sport movement in your part of the world. See how the #WhiteCard is inspiring incredible change through sport.
Peace and Sport delivers the April6 Initiative of the Year Award during the Peace and Sport Forum. This Award represents an important means of acknowledging the contributions of individuals and organizations promoting April6.