GIRL DELEGATES AT THE AFRICAN UNION SUMMIT PRESENT THE GIRL DECLARATION
Fifty girls from across Africa got their voices heard when they took part in development talks with African leaders at the AU summit in January. Among the girls were Ni Nyampinga journalists, who presented the Girl Declaration to the leaders and influencers.
STUDENT URGES MOVES UK GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT FGM
17-year-old Fahma Mohamed believes the world can end female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation and she’s not going to stop until it happens. In February, her petition made the UK government sit up and take notice. Michael Gove, then education secretary, agreed to write to every head teacher in the UK about FGM before the summer holidays – a high-risk time for FGM
‘BOSSY’ GETS BANNED
When Sheryl Sandberg launched #BanBossy it sparked widespread debate about the effect that dismissive language has on the long-term ambition of girls. As well as gaining support from A-listers such as Beyoncé, Ban Bossy campaign saw girls speak up in defence of their leadership qualities on pressing issues such as violence, education and child marriage. It also saw a widespread shift in the way the girls and women were viewed, from the use of language right through to the use of images used to represent them."
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