Gender equality imparts confidence so young girls are afforded opportunities and believe they can achieve anything in life. These documents provide insight into the lives of young girls in developing countries and offer ways to empower them.
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- Female Genital Mutilation
In some areas of sub-Saharan Africa, over 96% of women and girls have undergone the procedure. In Kenya, over 70% of females have experienced FGM. Halting this practice cannot come from top-down organizations, but from the unified decisions of the communities where FGM is practiced.
- Gender Equality Camps and Workshops
Learn how to instill confidence in girls, push the boundaries of tradition gender roles, and create camaraderie and support for girls who need to believe they are equals.
- The Experience of Being a Girl
These essays were written by 39 girls from Pirrar Girls’ High School in Transmara, Kenya, as they reflected upon their lives and found their own voices.