The appointment of Angela to the Red Card Task Force by Dr. Djibril Diallo, the Founder and CEO of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN), signifies a significant step towards addressing and eradicating gender-based inequality. The Red Card Campaign draws inspiration from the red card used in football (soccer) to denote a major rule violation. In this context, the campaign aims to symbolize the rejection of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.
The core objective of the ARDN Red Card Campaign is to gather support and commitment from people across various sectors of society. By encouraging individuals to "give a Red Card" to such harmful behaviors, the campaign seeks to raise awareness about gender-based inequality and violence, foster a sense of unity and shared responsibility, and ultimately drive positive change.
The symbolism of the red card in this context is powerful. Just as a red card in football signifies an unequivocal violation of the rules that cannot be ignored, the campaign aims to make it clear that discrimination and violence against women and girls are unacceptable and must be addressed with equal seriousness.