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International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2020

International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl Child

Progress for adolescent girls has not kept pace with the realities they face today. As adolescent girls worldwide assert their power as change-makers, International Day of the Girl 2020 focus on their demands to:

I marvel at the motivation and ingenuity of girls today and wonder how I would have fared with the added complexities that this generation faces. I look to generations below and find inspiration everywhere.

This week was ripe for motivation with four women announced as Nobel Laurette’s along with the World Food Program:

Nobel Prize in Literature –  Louise Gluck: American poet

Nobel Prize in Physics  – Andrea Mia Ghez: American astronomer

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Jennifer Anne Doudna: American Chemist

Nobel Prize in Physics  – Andrea Mia Ghez: American astronomer

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Jennifer Anne Doudna: American Chemist

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Emmanuelle Marie Charpentier: French researcher (microbiology, genetics and biochemistry).

Nobel Prize for Peace – World Food Programme – essentially recognition of women, with an understanding that pursuing gender equality and women’s empowerment is central to ending hunger and saving lives.

A gorgeous post this week by Jacinda Ardern encompassed the sentiment of The International Day of the Girl . As her 7 year old niece sat in her office and wrote her prime minister aunt a note while she was out campaigning, Ardern posted the following:  “This is the note I’d like to write back to her and every 7 year old in return “as you sit in that seat remember, you can do anything.”

This post is dedicated to my gorgeous nieces and the message is the same…’you can do anything’ my loves x

https://www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/lists/nobel-prize-awarded-women/

https://www.wfp.org/gender-equality

My sister just sent me this image. It’s my 7 year old niece sitting at my desk at the Beehive. She visited while I’ve…

Posted by Jacinda Ardern on Sunday, 4 October 2020

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