Six million women in Brazil live in favelas.
Conditions are improving but poverty and social inequality still affect a large number of the female population.
Leticia, 18, is part of a group of young leaders who will use football to tackle the problem head on.
“Through football, we are going to empower female leaders to run mixed football leagues and educate communities on gender issues. It’s about showing what girls and women can do, and inspiring them to follow their dreams on and off the pitch.”