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About WGG Girl Advocates: Julia

About WGG Girl Advocates: Julia

Julia strongly advocates for the improvement of gender disparity in girls’ education.   The second year WGG Girl Advocate notes, “all of the issues [against girls’ education] work together to prevent universal girls’ education.” Julia states that the issues “unfairly victimize girls more than boys” including the roles of girls during and after crises situations, […]

About WGG Girl Advocates: Lizzy

About WGG Girl Advocates: Lizzy

Lizzy is passionate about improving girls’ education with quality teachers. The second year WGG Girl Advocate notes that the benefits of girls’ education can “only be unlocked if girls receive quality education…[though this can be] extremely difficult to achieve”.  Lizzy emphasizes that “more focus needs to be put on the quality of rigor, rather than […]

About the WGG Girl Advocates: Anita

About the WGG Girl Advocates: Anita

Anita is passionate about improving economic conditions for girls’ education.   This second year WGG Girl Advocate calls poverty “the pioneer for the lack of access girls have to education.” She strongly emphasizes the need for economic stability for people in poverty. Anita notes that while the creation of more schools is a step forward, […]

About the WGG Girl Advocates: Christi...

About the WGG Girl Advocates: Christina

Christina is a firm believer in improving the quality of girl’s education.   She has been a WGG Girl Advocate for three years; she notes that currently 57 million children are not enrolled in school and most of them are girls. It is important, Christina states, that “We need to think of [these] children not […]

Violence Against Girls in Schools

Violence Against Girls in Schools

As more girls enter school around the world, the question remains how to keep them in school. One of the biggest challenges that schoolgirls face today is violence in school and in school-related activities.   Schoolgirls of all ages have reported a large number of instances of sexual harassment and assault, ranging from gender discrimination […]

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