FIFA has announced that a global Women's Football Convention will be held in Paris this June before the Women's World Cup in France.
Taking place over two days from June 6 to 7, FIFA say the first convention of its kind will bring together leaders from the worlds of sports and politics to discuss "key issues" around the development and empowerment of women in football.
It follows the launch of FIFA's first Women's Football Strategy, which was released last year with the aim of growing the game.
It also comes after the European football governing body UEFA announced a 50 per cent funding boost for women's football from 2020.
FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura made the announcement, saying she was "delighted" to do so.
"It will bring leaders from sport and politics together to discuss furthering diversity and equality, both on and off the pitch," she said.
"The convention will harness the spirit of the tournament slogan, 'dare to shine', with encouragement and empowerment of the next generation of girls and women at the core of the event.
"I believe that the future is bright if we use the societal benefits of football, working alongside our stakeholders, to empower women and girls around the world."
Amid a surge in the popularity of women's sport in general, the Women's World Cup is expected to be the most popular edition of the tournament to date.
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The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) came together in Mexico City to celebrate International Women's Day.
Representatives from all corners of the Americas gathered over three days to discuss aligning their women's football strategies.
A presentation was given on the Women's Football Strategy, while talks were given by officials including Samoura, CONCACAF's head of women's football Karina LeBlanc and the development director of the Mexican Football Federation, Lucia Mijares.
Charryse Bean, an official from the Bermuda Football Association, said it was "so valuable" to have everyone together discussing the women's game.
"The support and collaboration of FIFA and CONCACAF is a real indication that women's football is a top priority for both organisations, and we are so grateful for the support they offer," she said.
This year's World Cup will run from June 7 to July 7.