International Politics

UN: ‘GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable’

Today is the International Day Of The Girl 2019. The Theme is ‘GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable’. According to the UN, there are 3 simple things you can do to get involved and make a difference:

  1. Share stories of girls who are ‘unscripted’ and ‘unstoppable’ in their communities, families or schools. Examples could include girls stopping discrimination and child marriage, girls breaking stereotypes, or girls increasing access to secondary education and skill development.
  2. Interview women aged 35-45 years old who were girls when the Beijing Declaration of Action was adopted in 1995 and ask them what’s changed for them in the past 25 years. What advice would they give to their younger selves or girls today?
  3. Profile people in your organisation – especially those who work in protection or humanitarian issues and ask them to retell a story of ‘the bravest girl they have ever met’. For example, the story of a girl who ran away from an early marriage in order to finish school.

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