Inspiration Roundup – March 2017

Paul SpurzemInspiration

A selection of articles and news from around the world, showcasing girls as powerful and necessary agents of change.

Inspiration Theme for March 2017: Adolescent Girls Take Action

…responsible leadership means being accountable, too, towards those who cannot yet vote or who have yet to be born. This applies especially to developing countries, which are most vulnerable to climate disruption, despite having benefited least from cheap fossil energy. The longer we take to make the transition, the higher the bill that future generations will have to pay to face the droughts, floods, and storms that will trap or even push them into poverty and conflict
A visual montage showed how they are groomed as budding reporters and covering stories around their localities… Each story was unique about their coverage of events, but they repeatedly hit the audience with the grave insecurity of life that looms dark over women in remote villages. There were stories of women being threatened of assault, woman sold to a trafficker for father’s failure to repay loan, lack of teachers in Anganwadi centre causing children to become dropouts, propping up of illegal hooch stores behind the facade of a tea shop making it impossible for girls to walk freely in that area.

When women’s voices aren’t equally represented at a national policy level, a lot of the time their best interests and needs are also neglected…[i]f you’ve been paying attention to the long history of feminist movements in India…you will notice that women and girls are fighting for their rightful place in society alongside men.

India has launched a major event to take steps toward giving today’s young women an opportunity to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Lead like a girl (Michigan, USA)
Girl led campaign sees Malawi parliament adopt new law:
–More about the Malawi campaign and Rise-up movement (.pdf):