Today I am blogging about girl power – well girl empowerment really. October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child. This is an initiative started by the UN to promote the rights of girls across the globe.
The objective of this day is to make people more aware of how life is for girls around the world – and the many challenges that girls face. I have included this extract from zonta international to provide greater detail on these challenges.
Why have I blogged about this? Because I am passionate about empowering and mentoring girls today, to quip them to lead and change the world for women (and men) tomorrow. I have enormous faith in today’s young girls (and boys). I think they are intelligent, savvy, tolerant and creative beings who have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and justice and an astounding capacity to embrace and foster diversity. I believe they yearn for guidance and feed off the wisdom of those with experience. A partnership between women and girls is a formidable alliance and mentoring is key.