All posts tagged with: girls

We're worth fighting for: Bring Back Our Girls

Posted October 16, 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

Avatar End Sexual Violence View Profile
Member since August 12, 2014
  • 6 Posts
Tuesday marked six months since the Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in the northeastern village of Chibok. I am the same age as many of the girls who were abducted and I feel that it is important for me, as a young woman, to speak out on their behalf, in support of Bring Back Our Girls movement.

Source: http://www.youthtoendsexualviolence.org/blog/2014/...

Tuesday marked six months since the Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in the northeastern village of Chibok. Three months ago, Boko Haram released a video showing its leader standing in front of armored vehicles mocking the Bring Back Our Girls movement. World leaders and celebrities promised us that swift action would be taken, but 219 girls remain in captivity waiting to be sold into marriage. Protestors in Ab...


International Day of the Girl Child

Posted October 14, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

no picture PoonamVOY View Profile
Member since June 28, 2014
  • 16 Posts

The “International Day of Girl Child” passed only a few days ago on 11th October with the theme of “Empowering Adolescent Girls; Ending the Cycles of Violence”. I listened to a radio interview of a female right activist who pointed out two terrible cases against girls in the country. A 7 year girl was raped by her own grandfather & a 15 year old girl was raped by her own father. These are only the representative cases, probably hundreds or thousands of such cases mi...


You can't fight pain with pain, don't let it define you

Posted October 12, 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

Avatar MariaJoseCelis View Profile
Member since May 14, 2014
  • 9 Posts
  • Age 14

Hello! I am so sorry as I have been absent from VOY for a month. This being due to very hard times right now. I needed to gather myself in order to do my best and I'm back and ready. Due to all the things going on right now I've learned many things. The main one is that you can't fight pain with pain. We've all gone through many hard things, maybe many of you are in my situation in which you life has turned upside down. Life is a world of pain for everybody "...


International Day of the Girl Child: #EndTheSilence

Posted October 11, 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

Avatar End Sexual Violence View Profile
Member since August 12, 2014
  • 6 Posts

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. Five months ago, nearly 300 Nigerian girls were abducted from their dormitories in a school in the northeastern town of Chibok. Boko Haram, a terrorist group affiliated with Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the abduction and said they sold the girls as child brides. Today, most of the girls are still in captivity and global cries to help them are intermittent at best. We must not lose momentum. Every year, 150 million adolescent...


You are beautiful...

Posted August 20, 2014 no picture Artemis B.

no picture Artemis B. View Profile
Member since August 18, 2014
  • 10 Posts

Dear girl, dear woman, I will begin with this; you are beautiful. You are gorgeous and no one can take this from you. Many times, women are not respected. From non-developed countries to sexism, many women are abused, both physically and mentally. As a result, they don't have confidence, they don't believe in themselves, their powers and their beauty and many fall into depression, or even worse, they commit suicide. Unfortunately, society has a big part of this tragedy. Even...


The day I signed the Declaration of Equality's for Muslim women.

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar Mariana G

Avatar Mariana G View Profile
Member since September 17, 2012
  • 9 Posts

This is the second time I have posted this. I am posting it again because what I am talking about is very important to me and many other people. I don't think at the time I truly understood the importance of what was happening that day in Seneca Falls, NY. I was in 1840s dress, My Mom was portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton, And there was a declaration to be signed. It was Convention Days 2014. I met Nadia Shahram who was leading a movement for Muslim women. After...


International Youth Day #IYD14 - Why we need to talk about #SexualViolence

Posted August 12, 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

Avatar End Sexual Violence View Profile
Member since August 12, 2014
  • 6 Posts

It's time for youth to talk about Sexual Violence. This past June, members of governments and civil society organisations joined forces at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. A delegation of youth was invited to attend and participate in summit discussions, where they were encouraged to rally the #YouthVoice on social media. The youth voice is 1.8 billion strong, so the task of representing youth at the Global Summit and rallying them by means of s...


The day I signed the Declaration of Equalities.

Posted July 20, 2014 Avatar Mariana G

Avatar Mariana G View Profile
Member since September 17, 2012
  • 9 Posts

I don't think at the time I truly understood the importance of what was happening that day in Seneca Falls, NY. I was in 1840s dress, My Mom was portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton, And there was a declaration to be signed. It was Convention Days 2014. I met Nadia Shahram who was leading a movement for Muslim women. After my Mom (as Elizabeth Cady Stanton) read the Declaration of Sentiments, Nadia and the other leaders of her group read the Declaration of Equalities. It was pow...


BRINGING BACK OUR GIRLS TO SCHOOL AND SAFETY

Posted July 19, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

no picture Ma'Reke View Profile
Member since June 26, 2014
  • 16 Posts

In mid-April this year, we woke up to the heart-breaking news that over 200 girls were taken hostage from a secondary school at Chibok, Borno state, North-Eastern Nigeria. Although, this was one in the series of the stories of insurgency in Nigeria, things took a new turn. A month after the awful event, it became global news after much protesting and campaigning-including the popular #BringBackOurGirls on Twitter. Every news media ran a story or more on the unfortunate happening, c...


show more