in #Somaliland, Nafis Network against FGC held a commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child, An organized exhibition game between Ubah center girls football teams to advocate for the approval of an anti-FGC policy/law to end the harmful practice of FGC.
Make no mistake, gender based violence, mostly inflicted on women & girls by men is propagated by male privilege, rooted in power inequalities between men & women. #EddieNdichu & men globally must know better! But society & law must act to end this violation, proactively! #EndGBV
Afghan women are advocating for their equal participation in shaping their country. Today I heard from brave women who are advocating for the full spectrum of women’s rights and calling for their representation in all areas of life. @UN_Women stands with you.
In Somaliland, women are expected not to play sports, and if they must, they should be hidden from male gaze.
Despite the social constraints, this all-girls basketball team continues to shine on the court.
No better way to spend my #InternationalDayOfGirlChild than with Sabina & Shiluni, my great friends and other mentees of @NiceLengete
Saying YES to the Girl Child is not saying NO to the Boy Child.
It’s accepting that girls have unique barriers to realising their potential!
I imagine a world where girls grow up to be women who 👧🏾👧👧🏻👧🏼👧🏽👧🏿 run the world 🌍 !
Girls have big dreams and I hope each little girl has the chance to live her dreams without stigma, fear, harm!
I honor #DayOfTheGirl to my daughter, she’s free from all harmful practices #FGM She’s pursuing her education in best school in #Somaliland She will never experience early marriage as it happened to me as she has big dreams, This kind of narrative is what I want for every girl
I believe every mother can change her daughters future for better! let’s educate them and let them free from every practice or culture that doesn’t give them what they supposed to be, we have the power to change the future 💪🏽#DayOfTheGirl#InternationalDayOfGirlChild
We're officially 12 months old today! AWRA was launched one year ago today to create more safe spaces for women and girls, and to end harmful practices through grassroots efforts, media campaigns, and cross-cultural collaboration. Happy #InternationalDayOfGirlChild!
"Now is the time for change. Now is the time for women to achieve what they want."
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf @MaEllenSirleaf empowering remarks at the 2021 #HeroinesofHealth Gala
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WOMEN SEIZING THE MOMENT! 👏
Watch event 👉bit.ly/HOHrecording
New evidence on #cashtransfers & child births!
- birth weight: +31-578g
- mortality: -0.6-3.1/1000 births
“Even though the quality of the (…) studies varied, the evidence suggests that social assistance programs can improve birth outcomes”
Leroy et al