On International Day of the Girl Child 2021, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated that women and girls, “are crucial to the success of our world and play a key role in the fight against climate change, ending gender-based violence, including sexual violence, and advancing racial and gender equity and equality.”
In other words, when women and girls lead, we all succeed. That is the consistent theme of #Africa4Her. What actions will you take?
There are many ways you can empower women and girls in your own community. Here are several to consider:
- Invite five women to join the YALI Network.
- Join or facilitate a #YALILearns session to discuss women’s rights, entrepreneurship, or women in politics, peace and security, and economic institutions.
- Lead a discussion on gender based violence using the three-part GBV video vignettes series.
- Take on some responsibilities at home so women family members have time to pursue their education or professional interests.
- Support women-owned businesses in your community.
- Mentor a woman who is looking to take the next step in her career.
- Organize a discussion at your job on gender equality in the workplace that includes both women and men.
- Organize a workshop to train women on a specific skill.
- Tutor girls at a local school.
Ready to get started? Visit the Africa4Her page for resources you can use to advocate for women. Inspire others to take action by sharing the ways you empower women at school, work, or in community on your social media platforms.
These ideas may inspire you to come up with one of your own. If so, share it with us! Be sure to follow the hashtag #Africa4Her on Facebook and Twitter to see what others are saying.