Saturday, October 11, 2014

Girl Child

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child.
"Together, we must create a world where violence against women and girls is never tolerated and girls are always empowered to reach their full potential" - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Unfortunately girls are still second-class citizens (if citizens at all) in many places the world, deprived of education, human rights and sold as merchandise on a daily basis. Even in places where we are equals on paper girls and women still have to deal with glass roofs and crippling ancient norms and attitudes. As much as I am a feminist and stand for *equal* rights non-gender-specific this is a sad fact and it makes me very glad that the Nobel peace prize this year went to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for fighting an important battle for girl´s rights. Remember: education is the best weapon against extremists. Education is true power.

Have a wonderful weekend <3

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