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Digital Generation. Our Generation- #International Day of The Girl Child

Digital Generation. Our Generation- #International Day of The Girl Child

The strength, health and empowerment of the world’s girls is a matter for every single day of the year. The International Day of the Girl is an opportunity to recommit to this global imperative. Today’s girls are part of a digital generation. It is our responsibility to join with them in all their diversity, amplify […]

International Day Of The Girl Child

International Day Of The Girl Child

In 2021 we commemorate the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), launching 5-year commitments from civil society leaders, governments, corporations and change-makers from around the world for bold gender equality impacts. At the same time, we are in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has accelerated digital platforms for learning, earning and connecting, while […]

GirlForce: Unscripted And Unstoppable

GirlForce: Unscripted And Unstoppable

There’s no doubting the unstoppable power of today’s young women and girls to stand up for their rights and the future they want. They are a fierce force to be reckoned with. I see the marches, hear their clear voices, and witness their impatient challenge to systems and societies that are too slow to take […]

NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

As the world marks the International Day of the Girl on Thursday, girls in South Sudan are calling on their government to do more to help them receive an education. Low teacher pay and unqualified teachers are among the problems facing South Sudanese girls, and they want their nation’s leaders to do something about it. […]

Let Her Be A Girl – She Should Not Be Raped, She Should Not Be Molested

Let Her Be A Girl – She Should Not Be Raped, She Should Not Be Molested

They say when a girl child is growing up, she becomes self aware and this self awareness comes with the trusting of a child. She sees everyone as her uncle, aunt, mum and dad. She jumps on them, she sometimes forgets to wear her panties before sitting on the laps of her uncle or father. […]

Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Dariya is a 17-year-old activist in Kyrgyzstan, standing up for girls’ rights with arts and humor. She shares her story about creating Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan through Bishkek Feminist Initiatives, a recent Global Fund for Women grantee partner that helps to foster the creation of young women’s groups and empower young women’s activism and leadership. […]

EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Crises

EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Crises

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Tray Of Locust Beans

LOUD WHISPERS:  A Tray Of Locust Beans

The person sitting next to Mabel nudged her. Her name was being called. She hadn’t been listening. Her mind was far away. Many years away.  She had been thinking about the pain. She had often wondered how it was possible for any human being to survive that kind of pain. Then her mind wandered even […]

International Day Of The Girl Child – Girls’ Progress equals Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls.

International Day Of The Girl Child – Girls’ Progress equals Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls.

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.     Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not […]