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GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable

Today, 11 October marks the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. Girls are not only moving…


Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July

In recognition of former South African President and his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. The UN’s General Assembly declares 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day”. Furthermore, the resolution recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the…


World Population Day 2019

There are more than 7 billion people on planet earth right now. Such a mind-boggling figure, but what does that really mean? The Governing Council of the United Nations created World Population Day in 1989 to raise awareness about the…


Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women & Girls

Campaigning for an end to Violence Against Women is something I’m very passionate about. Today, 25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and is another opportunity for me to raise my voice against one…

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I Stand With Zero Tolerance for FGM

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. According to the UN, Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as…


#GirlsTakeover! Let Girls Be Girls

Hi there! Let’s stop for a minute to talk about the girl child once again. Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations led initiative supporting the more than 1.1 billion girls worldwide who are…