International Day of the Girl Child

What it feels like for a girl

The road to womanhood is not an easy one. Across the world girls face discrimination from the beginning of their existence to the day they want to get a job and be paid what they deserve for it.

There are many challenges that face girls across their teen years. Child marriage, little to no access to education or opportunities available to boys and being treated as slaves.

While progress has been made, detailed in this article from The Guardian, at the current rate it would still take 100 years to do the work it would take to end discrimination.

International Day of the Girl Child Logo

October 11th has been declared ‘International Day of the Girl Child’ by the United Nations General Assembly, to focus the world’s eyes on the rights and specific challenges girls come up against in their lives around the world.

The Girl’s Network

This month, we met with Toni Goodall from The Girls’ Network who are shining a spotlight on the International Day of the Girl Child. Toni kindly shared with us some really wonderful notes from the girls they work with detailing who their roles models were and why. Here are just a few of them:

Emily Pankhurst Emma Watson My Friend JK Rowling and My Friends Malala Yousafazi My Mum Mum Role Model Chase Dreams No Matter What

#InspiredByHer

We’d like all the Brighton Digital Women to share their role models today to support International Day of the Girl Child by using The Girls Networls hashtag, #InspiredByHer so jump on Twitter and tell us who you find inspiring and why!

The Girls Network Logo

You can also make a difference in a young girl’s life by joining with us and The Girls’ Network to mentor young girls going through all manner of challenges. A truly rewarding experience for both mentor and mentee.

To get involved, contact us or read more about The Girls Network.

Follow International Day of the Girl Child: #DayoftheGirl

I’m the founder of Brighton Digital Women and love being able to develop my knowledge by collaborating with other digital Brightonians. I’m a rare born and bred Brightonian and will NEVER leave!

I love to be an active part of Brightons wonderful culture, in particular The Great Escape, Brighton Digital Festival and enjoying a flat white in The Laines whilst listening to the melodic stylings of the birdy whistle man.


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