11 October 2021

Girls changing the narrative

3.84 billion is the population of girls around the world, that is 3.84 billion agents of change, creativity, determination, and empowerment. Despite this number, contributing to almost half of the world’s population, girls around the world still fight for better opportunities, to achieve equality for their generation, and the future ones. Girls in…, Girl smiles at the camera from the beach Girls can be environmental activists, “Some people are still not fully aware of the consequences of polluting the seas with garbage and plastic, and how harmful it can be to the aquatic creatures, I really hope that they become mindful of that.” – Noor, 17, Girl smiles at the camera as she holds her robot Girls can be tech trailblazers, With over 16 per cent of students in Jordan lacking internet access, Sally, 20, and Hala, 15, are determined to use their digital access and digital skills to empower other young girls in their communities, helping close the digital divide, among other inequalities. “Girls can accomplish anything they want. Pursue your dreams, be consistent,…, Girl making a coaster Girls can be artists, At only 9 years old, Nagham is already using art to express herself. Handmade coasters for her grandmother are one way to show Nagham’s love for her grandmother, and her love for crafting art too. “Last time I made a coaster and gave it to my grandmother, now she always uses it under the teapot.”, Girl showing her invention to the camera Girls can be inventors , To bridge the gap between the before and after “digital transformation”, Huda enrolled in a sumo robots class supported by UNICEF, to create a better future for herself, and to support other young girls in building a better future for themselves too - equipped with digital skills and tech-power. “I've been interested in robotics for a long time,…