by Mariana Laviaguerre
Around the World, 63 million girls are currently out of school – that is almost the same size as the entire population of UK. Even if a girl does make it to primary education, the drop-out rate before she reaches secondary school is steep. The majority of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa do not complete their secondary education. The impact this has on their lives can be devastating. Girls who do not complete school are not only more likely to live in extreme poverty, they also miss out on the vital knowledge that affects all areas of life – from how to protect their sexual health to how to defend their own human rights. For example, one study found that non-literate women were four times more likely to believe HIV could not be prevented.
Without an education, any girl would struggle to protect herself and fully take control in her future.
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By Sarah E. Boucher Feminism gets a bad rap. The term has been twisted to convey something far different than its original definition: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests Basic. Elegant. Yet somehow feminism has become associated with radical behavior, […]
Amidst the international mobilizations during International Women’s Day, I was able to participate in the strike by basically “disappearing” on March 8th from 2:30pm, this article narrates my experience which many of you might find obnoxious or amusing, and it shows the reason behind why I did it.
Great suggestions. Sometimes, I feel down and the best ways to overcome those sad feelings are reading inspiring books, writing poetry and traveling. Have a good day!
We asked each of them to share their secrets of feeling BOLD. Here are the top 20 books that Girls’ Globe reads to feel inspired, emboldened and ready to take action!
We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What does “feminism” mean today? That’s the question
at the heart of this personal, eloquently-argued essay.
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, Nujood Ali
Nujood Ali’s father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. This book reminds us that hope is a verb.
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
This innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers through one woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life.
Daring Greatly, Brené Brown
A powerful new vision that encourages us to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live…
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Mary Ellen Iskenderian is President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to achieve security and prosperity. Ms. Iskenderian joined Women’s World Banking in 2006 and leads the Women’s World Banking global team, based in New York and […]
Wynter Oshiberu has had a deep curiosity for languages and cultures from a very young age, and as she grew older her curiosity has blossomed into an appreciation for the mutual interests that individuals from various backgrounds share. Her recommendations for global leaders is to make quality education available for everyone and to put women and […]
To mark International Women’s Day 2017, I have conducted a series of interviews celebrating women I feel have had positive influence on society. The first woman is Tshepy Matloga. My name is Tshepy Matloga, a 30 year-old South African journalist turned entrepreneur. I am the founder of Chronicles Media Group (South Africa) and co-founder of Encore Creatives PR and Events (Malawi). At the […]
by Vanessa Daniela
Last Saturday, I decided to go to Story Time with my son at the Word Bookstore in Jersey City. I did not have time to look at the schedule to see which book or author would be reading.
My son is very young, so I am just trying to get he used to read books and listen to knowledgeable writers. Indeed, I am hoping that he will enjoy reading books about diversity, race, culture, art, etc…Anything that will make him open minded, kind and respectful to everyone.
When I got at the bookstore, the cover and the name caught my attention, Fancy Party Gowns, by Deborah Blumenthal. Even though, I knew it my son would not pay attention I decided to stay.
Surprisingly, he sat in my lap, and we listened to the story, and I could enjoy the meaningful and sad story of Ann Cole Lowe. An African American stylist that barely recognized for her work. Her most famous dresses were the Jackeline Kennedy’s wedding dress and Olivia de Havilland’s dress at the Oscars when she won for the Best Actress in To Each His Own.
I believe that her story is important for any girl especially for those classified as the minority. We must continue our journey of pursuing our dreams ignoring the Society label.
For the second year in a row the Girl Child Platform is going to the UN:s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. The 61st session of CSW begins on March 13th and continues for two weeks. Representatives from UN member states, UN agencies and nonprofit organizations from all over the world will participate in the sessions.
The theme of this year’s session is “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”. Today the labour market is in many ways unequal. Women often have lower salaries and inferior benefits than men. Men are also more often in power positions than women. However, this year’s theme is also important for young girls and not only adult women. Reports by The Adolescent Girls Advocacy and Leadership Initiative indicate that teenage girls represent the most economically vulnerable group in the world. Above all the problem remains that women and…
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Today is International Women’s Day, and at the start of this week the PRS Foundation published an evaluation report on the first five years of its Women Make Music initiative to increase the profile and representation of female composers and songwriters in the UK. Compiled on the basis of interviews with 18 Women Make Music grantees, a survey […]