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11 October 2016

Day Of The Girl

It's been 6 years since UN declared October 11th the International Day of the Girls. A project started as something to address the issue of gender discrimination today is a campaign with several goals like:
  • Education for girls,
  • Secondary education for girls,
  • End of child marriage,
  • End of violence against children.

It's estimated today there are about 1.1 billion girls in the world. Different continents where we live, cultures and customs shape the lives of everyone of us. For children, sometimes a heavy burden to take in the world of grown ups.



The fact that even today, with so much progress in the world, education is forbidden for many girls in the world is something many will shake their heads. Violence and so many other things unthinkable for us are going on every minute. Even though discrimination is something related to undeveloped countries it's something which exists everywhere one way or the other. Almost always when someone mention's discrimination you will hear the word feminism in the next sentence, and again, feminism no matter how you look a it is nothing else but a right to a fair chances no matter what's your gender.



And while today no matter where you live everyone has their own worries and problems I'm going to remind you of a campaign a bit closer to understand. Problems are far lighter but they are a great introduction. I'm talking about a campaign going on for couple of years by Always. Their social responsibility project under the hash tag #LikeAGirl. The name it's symbolic 'cause often is the least of the insult you can say to anyone. Sentence "Hey, you're doing it like a girl" , " You're just like a girl" or " Restless like a boy" should not be an insult. A great idea Always has is to change, or at least try, the way people think and that children should not be separated based on gender roles of our society.



This year the project has taken a step ahead and focused on many children choosing their sport activity on gender they are. 

Besides discrimination when it comes to education and other activities one of the large problems is violence, especially between children. 

Like someone who is not a parent, you could say it's a subject I should not address but I do believe this is a subject concerning everyone.

Since I know mostly girls "drop by" here's a question, were you ever put aside because you were a girl or on the other hand did you ever used the fact you are a girl ? :)

18 comments:

  1. How fabulous! Girls are pretty awesome. I know I was judged on being a girl when I would run in PE. The boys all assumed I'd hang back and talk with my friends, but nope. I was right up there with them. Beating them.

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  2. I was just saying yesterday, why do people mean it as an insult when they say someone is doing something like a girl! -Anything boys can do girls can do better!

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    1. It's weird but at the end the least what people are using these days... :/

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  3. Great piece on this important issue. Girls are being discriminated everyday and bullied into marriage. I am glad to read that a day has been made to spread awareness.

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    1. It's a great but a sad thing which needs to exist.

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  4. I still find it hard to believe that in this day and age we still need a day of the girl. We seem to take two steps forward and then two back.

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    1. One can only hope things will get better in time...

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  5. I talked about it with one of my friends a while ago as well, "like a girl" shouldn't be an insult. I find it really low when people say that as if it's a bad thing. Same with "gay". So many people still use that as an insult as well, it's so ridiculous!

    And I truly hope the situation around the world improves for girls. Education, for example, should be a right for every human being, no matter their gender.

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    1. Exactly, opportunities made possible for everyone, nothing else.

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  6. It's great that there's a day for girls. I saw a lot of sad stories on the news today about some of the shocking inequalities for girls around the world.

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    1. Yes, it's really sad to see or read how children live on different parts of the world. Reminds on how ungrateful we can be sometimes.

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  7. You go girl! SO happy you wrote this!

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    1. Lol... Just a bit of awareness, nothing else... :)

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  8. Really Love this post! Girls are pretty awesome and hope things will get better with time!

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  9. Beautiful post! I wish every gal in this worlds become so strong to defeat all the hurdles on her way and achieve her dreams! Thanks for creating awareness!

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