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We Just Don't Talk About It

Publié 19 juillet 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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This article was written in observance of Girl Summit 2014. Information about FGM, its harms and justifications, can be found elsewhere. Here, I talk about the issue in a Malaysian context. Reading the resource pack for Girl Summit 2014 I stumbled upon the link to the 29 countries where FGM/C (henceforth only referred to as FGM); Malaysia was not on it (or any other Southeast Asian countries where the practice is still prevalent), which is not a surprise, but a disappointment...


5 Ways Young People Can Help End FGM

Publié 13 juillet 2014 no picture Rachel

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"'It is not enough to tell people that FGM is illegal,' says FGM victim-turned-activist Gladys Kiranto. Changing laws is essential, but as FGM is often a deeply embedded cultural tradition in communities, large-scale education about why it is harmful is needed to effect major social change."

Lien: http://www.girleffect.org/news/2014/02/zero-tolera...

When we hear about organizations working towards a change for the better, we think that we cannot do anything to help because we lack the money, time, resources, or power to do anything significant. However, I have realized that simply being aware of these issues and being able to communicate to others about them makes all the difference, especially with the prevalent use of social media. This is exactly how I felt after coming across girleffect.org, a website dedicated to providin...


Why are girls doing bad in science and mathematics?

Publié 12 juillet 2014 no picture KennedyMweetwa_educonnect_Zambia

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Girls and young women today are pretty familiar with computers and the Internet, and it may seem like they don't need encouragement anymore. But, to keep girls interested in science and mathematics, as well as believing they have something to contribute to areas like technology, hardware and software development, scientific research, and many other areas of technology, is still an important task. So I'm updating the site as much as possible right now. It will still seem a bit behind the times in...


Gender Equality Stars With Respecting Your Self!

Publié 10 juillet 2014 Avatar MariaJoseCelis

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  • Age 14

How many times have women been stepped over? How many times have YOU been stepped over because you are a girl? How many times have you been seen as a sexual object? How many times have you LET others step over you because you are a girl? As the years come and go, and the world " evolves " there has been an alarming issue remaining, and it has not ceded -to be honest- it has grown. That issue is the lack of respect, and following of women's and girls rights. We see that women...


FGM: the law is failing

Publié 18 juin 2014 Avatar rek204

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  • Age 24

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been a crime in the UK since 1985 (the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985) and has since been revised and renamed to reflect the nature of the crime (Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003). Yet 65,000 girls under the age of 13 remain at risk, without a successful prosecution in 30 years to protect these girls. The law is failing as it is currently enacted. This is because girls are often the daughters of those who organise the ceremony;...


Girls: A little inspiration for your day.

Publié 16 juin 2014 Avatar Roma

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  • Age 20

When I was teaching Grade 9 students on my practicum, I would start off the day with an inspirational video. This one in particular, "Day of the Girl" by the amazing YouTube channel, "Shots of Awe" (motivational speaker, Jason Silva) spoke to me. Growing up in a developed country, Canada - I still had challenges towards getting an education. I want to share this with young girls and women who may be going through these challenges. Empowerment and inspiration are important, they dri...


Nigerian Girls Gone Missing (Bring Back Our Girls)

Publié 18 mai 2014 Avatar S.Justice

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  • Age 12

I would first like to dedicate my condolences to all the girls in Nigeria who went missing. I don't even know where to start. I feel like what Boko Haram has done is very foolish. Who would have thought of taking over 200 girls from their homes and then selling them? Are they mad? I mean I am 11 and if I went missing my parents would be overcome in sorrow. The more I think about the issue, I feel like the military in Nigeria and the President Goodluck Jonathan should be doin...


Soccer Without Borders: Development and Peace in Nicaragua

Publié 14 avril 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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Soccer Without Borders (Fútbol Sin Fronteras) celebrated International Day of Sport. Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of young girls. They are located in Nicaragua, Uganda, and the U.S., but we received our first blog post from Nicaragua! In Granada, Nicaragua, they focus specifically on providing more sport and educational opportunities to Nicaraguan girls. They combine practices, soccer games and activities that focus on the de...


Our Health at Risk in Schools

Publié 24 mars 2014 no picture Tech Girls

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The Tech Girls club of Sakasaka Primary is happy to share the plight of pupils in the school with the rest of the world on the poor sanitation and health hazards they face at school. The windows of our classrooms and doors are broken and as a result, some scrupulous people in the school community defecate in the classrooms in the night. Pupils have to spend valuable time cleaning and washing the feces out every morning. Aside from this, the choked gutters in the school often gi...


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