What does it mean to be a girl? What comes to mind when you think of that question? Is it wearing makeup, only liking Barbie’s, loving the color pink, doing your nails, eyebrows, and feet, being a cheerleader, a girly girl? Or is it being sold off as a child bride, suffering sexual abuse, being denied an education, job opportunities? The unfortunate thing is that the latter experiences are a part of being a girl for many around the world. It is important to empower our young girls, protect them, and nurture them. It isn’t enough to just “raise” them we must love them and fight for them.
The video below touches on the experiences of young girls around the globe with stats to back it up. Let us make a difference in the lives of not just the young girls we know but the young girls around the world.