What it feels like for a girl
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.
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:
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!
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.
Follow International Day of the Girl Child: #DayoftheGirl