Our Champion for Peace

LAURENCE FISCHER

Laurence Fischer is a French Karateka who mastered her sport at all levels, becoming an icon of Karate. Her sporting career has not prevented her from pursuing her studies and getting involved in social causes that are dear to her.
Indeed, Laurence Fischer is a committed woman : she participated in numerous humanitarian missions with the women’s Karate team. She also collaborated with the Panzi Foundation to offer regular karate sessions in Congo for women victims of war rapes. Convinced by the social role of sport, particularly in building self-esteem and confidence, Laurence Fischer wanted to expand this project. In 2017, she launched the “Fight for dignity” structure in order to continue to help women victims of violence in Congo through karate but she duplicated the model in France. Since March 2018, “Fight for dignity” has been located in the women’s house in Saint-Denis.
She becomes a Champion for Peace to contribute all the more in favour of the peace-through-sport movement.


Laurence Fischer, Champion for Peace, triple world champion, karate legend and founder of “Fight for Dignity” – an association that helps women who are victims of violence to rebuild themselves through sport – took part in the Peace and Sport “Friendly Football Day” in the bicommunal village of Pyla in Cyprus on 19 March 2019. Laurence ran ‘Sport Simple’ football and karate workshops for children, with the aim of uniting Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities through sport.

Country

FRANCE

sport

KARATE

Achievements

3* WORLD CHAMPION
7* EUROPEAN CHAMPION
11* FRENCH CHAMPION

19/03/2019

Cyprus

Peace and Sport launches the 6th edition of the #WhiteCard campaign from Cyprus

This year, the #WhiteCard campaign was launched during the Friendly Football Day that gathered Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities, in the bi-communal village of Pyla, Cyprus. Each year, to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Peace and Sport invites the entire world to show support to the peace-through-sport movement through the white card symbol.

Champion for Peace are role models

Introducing children to Karate in Cyprus

Transmitting values in Cyprus

Sport Simple Workshop Cyprus