Why Girl’s Education Matters…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e8xgF0JtVg When a girl has self-belief and is supported by her family and community; when she's empowered with skills, ideas and knowledge; when she has access to services, role models and other girls: when she is visible and vocal - she can demand to stay in school, to get healthcare, and to get married and … Continue reading Why Girl’s Education Matters…

V-Day 2016 

  For many years I have been a supporter of the V-Day Movement and of Eve Ensler's incredible work bringing the voices and stories of women around the world to the world stage.  In 1998, Eve launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised over $100 million for groups working to end violence against … Continue reading V-Day 2016 

The Rise of the Smart Girl

Over the past few years I've become increasingly aware of a positive shift in how women are perceived within pop culture, on social networking and within society as a whole. Every day I can see more and more positive role models for young women within the media and on newsreels and on the covers of … Continue reading The Rise of the Smart Girl

#BringBackOurGirls – Why Girls Education Matters…

Four weeks ago Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from a boarding school in the northern town of Chibok on 14 April. An estimated 200 heavily armed militants arrived at night in 20 vehicles to steal supplies and kidnap the students. Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden" in the … Continue reading #BringBackOurGirls – Why Girls Education Matters…

“I was not put on this earth to be invisible…” – The Girl Declaration

For days, months - even years - the girl development community has worked to put girls on the agenda. To make them a priority. To make the world understand that girls are the most powerful force for change on the planet. Girls were left out of the original Millennium Development Goals. The Girl Declaration has … Continue reading “I was not put on this earth to be invisible…” – The Girl Declaration