Lebanon, N.H., December 5, 2016 — Global Rescue, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk, crisis management and travel insurance services to enterprises, governments and individuals, announced its partnership with the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team (Afghanistan WNT), an organization using soccer as a means to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Through the partnership, Global Rescue provides the Afghanistan Women’s National Team with critical field rescue, security, intelligence and medical evacuation resources in the event of a medical or security emergency.
The Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team participated in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) in 2010, 2012 and 2014, advancing to the semi-finals in 2012. With the 2016 SAFF tournament approaching in late December, the team is training fiercely, determined to win.
“Our relationship with Global Rescue gives much-needed medical and security support to our young women, who live in many countries and travel constantly for tournaments,” said Haley Carter, Afghanistan Women’s National Team’s Goalkeeping Coach. “Global Rescue allows us to focus on traveling and playing without fear of risk or injury.”
The Afghanistan WNT aims to encourage and inspire peace through soccer. The team unites talented, driven Afghanistan women players from across the globe who believe in promoting gender equality and using the sport to build confidence in girls and women.
“Global Recue supports many professional and Olympic caliber teams and athletes around the world and we will apply our experience and resources to be there for the Afghanistan WNT regardless of where their players and staff travel,” said Global Rescue CEO and founder Dan Richards.
About the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team
Created in 2007, the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team strives to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Participating in football helps women and girls build confidence, character, and an entire support network. The team has proved its strengths by participating in many international competitions and quickly gained world recognition, opening the door to opportunities for women to continue to increase their freedom in Afghanistan.
About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of integrated health, safety and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations, Elite Medical Group and a subspecialty second opinion partnership with Partners HealthCare. The Company’s unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to member medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.