October 15, 2012

because I'm a girl....

'because I'm a girl' is a new campaign launched to promote gender equality and to help create change in the lives of girls around the world. 
the idea behind the campaign is to try to remove barriers through education and to empower girls and young women.
the campaign hopes to break the 8 barriers and challenge gender discrimination so girls can transform their lives.
the 8 barriers they face are;
- child marriage
- gender based violence
- less value on girls education
- poor health and nutrition
- burdens of domestic work
- poverty at home
- poor sexual and reproductive health
- gender discrimination in school.

jump onto the 'because I'm a girl' campaign site here to find out more.
you can follow the prompts through their website to 'raise your hand' through a Facebook link. see details below.