Sunday, October 11, 2020

September in Review & International Day of the Girl Child : My Voice, Our Equal Future !


International Day of the Girl

credits: via The Indian Express

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

Girls worldwide are demanding a life free from gender-based violence, access to health, skills, recognition and investment as leaders of social change.

Progress for adolescent girls has not kept pace with the realities they face today, and COVID-19 has reinforced many of these gaps. 

credits: UNESCO

This year, under the theme, My Voice, Our Equal Future, let’s seize the opportunity to be inspired by what adolescent girls see as the change they want, the solutions- big and small- they are leading and demanding across the globe.

In 2020, we commemorate 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

In the past 25 years, 180 million more girls have enrolled in primary and secondary education! But, no country has yet achieved gender equality.

Generation Equality was also launched in early 2020 as a multi-year, multi-partner campaign and movement for bold action on gender equality. 

Today’s more than 1.1 billion girls are poised to take on the future. Every day, girls are breaking boundaries and barriers, tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, violence, climate justice, and inequitable access to healthcare. Girls are proving they are unstoppable.

credits: UN

A clear narrative and actions related to the needs and opportunities of adolescent girls and their solutions is central to the Generation Equality mission.

As adolescent girls worldwide assert their power as change-makers, International Day of the Girl 2020 will focus on their demands to:

  • Live free from gender-based violence, harmful practices, and HIV and AIDS ;
  • Learn new skills towards the futures they choose ;
  • Lead as a generation of activists accelerating social change.


"3/4 of all primary-age children who may never set foot in school are girls. And the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to further halt the fragile progress on #GenerationEquality."

Students must understand how lucky they are because they live in countries where school education is fundamental.

So, invite them to get involved on the International Day of the Girl 2020.

Ways to involve students:

  • Sharing stories of inspiring adolescent girls or girl-led organizations who are developing innovative solutions or leading efforts towards positive social change, including gender equality, in their communities and countries. Let’s amplify their leadership, actions and impact to inspire others.  

  • Participating in a youth-led digital activation launching on International Day of the Girl. Young people across the world are developing a digital activism campaign, aiming to raise the diversity of girls’ voices and their vision for a reimagined future.  

And now, time to the review of the most popular posts of September.

Here are the most popular posts of the last month:

Hoping you're doing well at school. Your students need you! They could understand how crucial is education during lockdown. And to be at school to learn face-to-face. Some of them were completely alone with no support to learn.
Help those students to believe in their abilities.
Perhaps you returned to the school but in some classes you must teach remotely because there is a case or two of infected COVID-29.

It's important to talk with all your students and tell them the social distance is essential, inside and outside school! And waring the masks.

Education, hope and resilience! The three most important words to share! It's a difficult time to all of us.

"We can and must be the generation to end extreme poverty, defeat injustice and inequality – and end the climate crisis."


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