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07/10/2019
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“We have to make sure that we do not betray the struggles of the women who brought us this far and the future of those who are dependent on us today and tomorrow.” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General UN & Executive Director of UN Women

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl


International Day of the Girl Child #DayoftheGirl #GenerationEquality

The empowerment of and investment in girls, which are critical for economic growth, the achievement of all Millennium Development Goals, including the eradication of poverty and extreme poverty, as well as the meaningful participation of girls in decisions that affect them, are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights, and recognizing also that empowering girls requires their active participation in decision-making processes and the active support and engagement of their parents, legal guardians, families and care providers, as well as boys and men and the wider community… Excerpt of UN Resolution 66/170 on International Day of the Girl, 2011.

 

Motivation Mondays:- International Day of the Girl 2019 – GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable #dayofthegirl – How do girls become unscripted and unstoppable?  Education, empowerment, and encouragement through seeing examples of other girls achieving their goals are imperative markers for success. We cannot continue to pay lip service to the idea of gender equality because the responsibility falls on all of us. We must make daily decisions that promote equity for all.  Since 2011, when the International Day of Girls initiative was a project of Plan International, the goal was to create a massive movement that addressed key areas of concern affecting girls globally. Plan International led a global effort to build a coalition for the idea, gained the support of the Canadian government, and Day of the Girl was subsequently proposed and passed as a UN resolution on December 19, 2011. Every year, a carefully selected theme has helped organizers bring attention to areas of great need in the lives of girls and women globally.

The theme for the inaugural year of 2012 was Ending Child Marriage and that campaign remains on the forefront as some nations continue the practice while others are making an effort to end it. Subsequent themes have been 2013 -Innovating for Girls’ Education, 2014 – Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence, 2015 – The Power of Adolescent Girls: Vision for 2030, 2016 – Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls, 2017 – EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises, and 2018 – With Her: A Skilled Girl Force. This year, according to UNICEF, under the theme,“GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”, International Day of the Girl will celebrate achievements by, with and for girls since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and passage of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. What does all this mean?

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is a treaty that defines the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children under the age of eighteen.  Created in 1989, it was ratified and accepted by 196  member nations in 1990. Member nations are bound by International law to work in the bthe participatione child. In recent years, the CRC has highlighted the need to restrict the  participation of children in military conflicts and children in prostitution/pornography as critical areas of concern and 160 nations accepted the resolution to sanction perpetrators and put an end to those issues.

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was a World Conference, held almost 25 years ago, that brought 30,000 women from 200 countries together to create a blueprint of action for women and girls human rights. It gave leaders and female advocates the impetus to speak up about issues of inequity and female repression and has continued to force changes in member nations.  With 2020 around the corner, the global community plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration by pushing for greater commitments to achieve the goals of its action platform by 2030. What does the Platform for Action demand? Read the next segment below

READ:- UNICEFInternational Day of the Girl 2019 “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”
UNO – International Day of the Girl Child. 11 October
UNICEF – Gender Equality:International Day of the Girl 2019

 

“As we come together to celebrate our progress, let’s work to reinforce girls’ rights to a safe childhood, to decide for themselves, and to education and skills – in short, their right to the future they want.” UNICEF

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl


Young girls force-fed for marriage in Mauritania | Unreported World

Motivation Mondays:- International Day of the Girl 2019 – GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable:  What does the Platform for Action demand? The platform pinpoints 9 key areas where discrimination, exploitation, and exclusion of girls remain high. For girls to truly become unscripted and unstoppable, we need checks and balances to ensure that member nations work in concert with organizations and communities to equip girls with the power, knowledge, and space to grow and succeed. The work begins at home, in our schools, our workplace and our interactions with each other. If we discourage our daughters from aiming higher, downplay their abuse or academic pursuits or disregard the promotion of competent females in the workplace, we are part of the problem. To be solution-oriented means to be actively engaged in wanting better for all girls. Do we want great things for our sons? Of course, we should be motivated to want the best for every child, and gender equality should be the ultimate goal for all.

The Platform for Action specifically calls on the global community to:
1. Eliminate all forms of discrimination against girls
2. Eliminate negative cultural attitudes and practices against girls.
3. Promote and protect the rights of girls and increase awareness of their needs and
potential.
4. Eliminate discrimination against girls in education, skills development, and training.
5. Eliminate discrimination against girls in health and nutrition.
6. Eliminate the economic exploitation of child labor and protect young girls at work.
7. Eradicate violence against girls.
8. Promote girls’ awareness of and participation in social, economic and political life.
9. Strengthen the role of the family in improving the status of girls

Even though the efforts that came out of the Beijing Declaration have been effective, there is still work to do. Girls in restrictive nations, rural areas or humanitarian settings, and those with disabilities need our collective help us to reach and achieve their full potential.

READ:- International Day of the Girl Child: EmPOWER Girls
We Will Rise: Empowering Girls Education Globally
International Day of the Girl Child: Empower Girls. End Violence.

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for JUL–AUG 2019 are:

SEPT

09/01   –  College Colors Day, 02 Labor Day, 07 Read a Book Day
09/08  –   08 Grandparents Day, Int’l Literacy Day, 10 Suicide Prevention Day, 11 Patriot Day
09/15 –    15 Batman Day, 18 Aids and Aging Awareness Day, 21 Int’l Day of Peace
09/22   –  22  Emmy Awards, 23 Start of Fall, 25 Comic Book Day, 28 Int’l Day for Universal Info Access
09/29 –    29 Start of Rosh Hashanah, National Coffee Day,  30 Int’l Podcast and Translation Day

 

OCT

10/01End of Roshashana, Nigeria Independence Day, 05 World Teacher Day
10/06  –  World Communion Day. 11 International Day of the Girl
10/13 –    14 Columbus Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, 16 World Food Day
10/20   –  24 United Nations Day, National Food Day,
10/27 –    28 National Chocolate Day, 31 Halloween

 

 

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“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” –United Nations Resolution 66/170

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl

Motivation Mondays:- GirlForce: Unscripted & Unstoppable #dayofthegirl


Just a Kid | UNICEF
Motivation Mondays:- International Day of the Girl 2019 – GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable:  Did you know that 2.5 billion women and girls on the planet today are affected by discriminatory laws and lack any legal protection? Even with international laws and member nations signing off on resolutions and policies, in many countries, traditional and archaic beliefs hold women and girls hostage to worn out standards  and interfere in their ability to progress; as much as 75 percent of the rights of women and girls are not protected by law. Yet kids around the world break barriers reminding us that we should not be limited by our gender and when we open doors for all, everyone benefits.

How Can we to Support/Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child? Every year, we talk about these issues and make basic recommendations on how we can get involved in our communities. The fact is that it all begins in our homes, minds, and hearts. We can choose to educate ourselves on the issues, support equal-pay-for-equal-work in our places of work, and encourage our daughters to venture into fields that were once dominated by males.  Globally, we can support organizations that fight to increase female education and socioeconomic participation, and make a commitment to practice what we preach in our homes.  We can choose to wear blinders or make a concerted commitment to encourage our daughters, sisters, and other females to reach for their dreams. We can do our part by sharing information on data and programs that help build gender equity, that offer opportunities for girls to get an education, and that help them to become fully vested in participating in building their communities. It is an arduous but not an impossible task. It will take our commitment to reach that goal.

READ:- October 11: Day of the Girl
Plan International: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
For Nigerian girls, education is the key that opens doors to progress By Nnenna Agba

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Positive Motivation Tip:  Equality for all means acting on it at all times. Be vigilant

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Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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176 Comments leave one →
  1. 08/10/2019 5:27 am

    Life gets so busy and I fail to visit blogs the way I used to. But every time I make the time to stop by your blog, Elizabeth, I realize how much I am missing by not coming here. THANK YOU for this post! International Day of the Girl on October 11 is definitely something to shout out about and I’m grateful for your heads up. We are all working to inspire girls (and boys) to believe in themselves, follow their dreams, and build them into reality.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      08/10/2019 7:04 am

      It’s always a joy to hear from you. Yes, life has been very hectic on this side too with lots fo family matters to handle. Thank you for checking in and wishing you tons of great things for this special day and beyond. 🙂

      • Rowena permalink
        14/10/2019 6:16 am

        Thank you for sharing this incredibly informative blog post. Such important issues. Here’s to international day of the girl and inspiring and supporting each other.

  2. Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy) permalink
    08/10/2019 6:05 am

    We should never forget those who fought for our rights to have the same rights and we should continue it x

    Laura

  3. Art & Home permalink
    08/10/2019 7:02 am

    I, personally, think the world would be a much better place if it was run by the female of the species. But maybe that’s just me.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 5:03 am

      Hahaha… we should share the responsibilities. 🙂

  4. 08/10/2019 8:27 am

    This post is so important because the issues highlighted here are so horrific that they can never be exposed to the light of day enough. Bring on October 11th and all power to people like you who raise its profile !!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      08/10/2019 10:13 am

      Thank you dear one. I concur that some of the issues are terrible. Much has been gained and much still needs to change. Always a joy chatting with you. 🙂

  5. WestmanReviews permalink
    08/10/2019 10:13 am

    Girls are every bit as intelligent, talented, capable and valuable as boys are. A person’s worth should not be determined by their gender. I have 2 daughters and one son, and I have always taught them to judge all people by their personality, not their gender or race. And my kids know that they should always pursue their dreams and set their goals regardless of the stereotypes.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 5:03 am

      Good job. Keep it up!

  6. thebusyboymama permalink
    08/10/2019 11:58 am

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this! It’s so sad how many people don’t realize all these things still happen in the world today with young girls.

  7. Stephanie permalink
    08/10/2019 1:20 pm

    It’s so easy to forget sometimes that there are women and children in other areas of the world who suffer through these horrible atrocities every day. I’ve been lucky that I live in the US where things aren’t always great, but there aren’t forced marriages, child labor, and women not being allowed to seek education. I’d heard of a few of these campaigns before, but didn’t know it was based around an entire day and declaration.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 5:02 am

      Yes, it is and the efforts are actually ongoing and year-round.

  8. auntyuta permalink
    08/10/2019 2:26 pm

    “Do we want great things for our sons? Of course, we should be motivated to want the best for every child, and gender equality should be the ultimate goal for all.”

    If we have gender equality, then girls wont be disadvantaged.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 5:01 am

      Yes, we need that for all…

  9. Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) permalink
    08/10/2019 6:43 pm

    There are so many amazing reminders we go regularly through every October. Like a National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Children’s Health Month, and many others. Each has its significance and importance. Thank you for bringing into our awareness the International Day of the Girl. Now, I have one more amazing celebration to shout out!

  10. Christa Anne permalink
    08/10/2019 7:08 pm

    I love that you are bringing attention to a very important day. Fighting for opportunity and equality for ALL women is a cause close to my heart.

  11. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    08/10/2019 8:47 pm

    This is such a beautiful post and I learned that motivating and empowering women will definitely bring a big difference to the community.

  12. Kate Loves Travel permalink
    08/10/2019 9:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of International Day of the Girl, but it’s a great idea… there is still so much work to be done in respect of equality around the world.

  13. toastycritic permalink
    08/10/2019 9:14 pm

    As much as I love Beijing and I did love being there, feeling like they would be the source of women’s empowerment does seem odd. Great they are trying to promote it though.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 5:01 am

      It was the location for the meeting not the exemplar of the goals.

  14. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) permalink
    08/10/2019 10:50 pm

    I’m just glad that the girls have a much solid support from the society these days!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 5:00 am

      Not all, but those who do are fortunate.

  15. Angela Tolsma permalink
    08/10/2019 11:30 pm

    That first quite. Just wow. Unscripted and unstoppable is definitely something I can support. Empowering girls, empowers the world.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:59 am

      And empowers us all ultimately.

  16. Tara permalink
    09/10/2019 12:56 am

    These topics need to be talked about often. 2.5 billion women and girls today are affected by discriminatory laws alone is enough to start a movement for change.

  17. Mhaan (@momyrockinstyle) permalink
    09/10/2019 1:07 am

    Cheers for GIRL Power! Glad to know we have this kind of movement for women empowerment. Thanks for sharing!

  18. ellypaunoska permalink
    09/10/2019 4:15 am

    I dindt even now that it is International Day of the Girl . This is amazing and eye opening post.

  19. Kate Murray • Vogue Media permalink
    09/10/2019 4:37 am

    I absolutely love this! Investment of time, energy, and compassion when raising girls is incredibly important because there is so much comparison. Empowering them with the skills they need to achieve whatever they dream of is critical, and it starts at home! Thanks for sharing this!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:58 am

      It does start at home and we are all part of the problem and the solution. Agreed.

  20. Joan permalink
    09/10/2019 6:29 am

    This is such a great post, I watched the video of how the girls were being force fed and it just disgusted and disappointed me at the same time.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:58 am

      Same here… sigh. 🙁

  21. Killian permalink
    09/10/2019 6:33 am

    Wow, this was very informative, thank you! Not to mention inspirational and well written. I didn’t know this about Oct 11. Thank you for posting.

  22. bluebox2310 permalink
    09/10/2019 7:17 am

    Thank you for this important and powerful post. This is a very important subject, not many dare to talk about.

  23. Wren LaPorte permalink
    09/10/2019 7:18 am

    There are so many strong women in the world who have paved the world before us. I always teach my daughters of the importance women have been to our present and to our future. I hope they change the world someday too.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:57 am

      It is my hope to see equality in so many areas…. read All areas of society. We don’t have to be mirror images but we all deserve to have basic rights and opportunities to grow and accomplish our dreams.

  24. Luna S permalink
    09/10/2019 8:47 am

    I think the goals the platform is working to is absolutely wonderful, it seems like they really want to make an improvement.

  25. World of Faz permalink
    09/10/2019 8:55 am

    This is really inspiring post and highlighting the issues. I am glad slowly people are speaking up. Thank you for this post.

  26. Nate permalink
    09/10/2019 9:58 am

    I didn’t know about this and more people need to be aware of this and be exposed to this! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  27. Patricia M. permalink
    09/10/2019 10:14 am

    What a great timely post. We need to empower our daughters to become leaders and fighters in our society. Great time to have a discussion with our kids.

  28. F-P permalink
    09/10/2019 10:28 am

    Although it all sounds so normal to many of us, this is very important for a lot of little girls.
    Great post with very useful information.

  29. Jen permalink
    09/10/2019 1:17 pm

    This is fascinating. Thank you so much for this post — a day to celebrate girls day and bring awareness. More power!

  30. Michael David Oyco permalink
    09/10/2019 2:49 pm

    Did not know such situations still happen outside the country. Looking forward to a better future then. Thanks for sharing this. Kind of an eye opener for me.

  31. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) permalink
    09/10/2019 3:49 pm

    We all should be in one in supporting organizations empowering the girls. They are our future generation and we should all help them have confidence and have their own voices.

  32. cheszdylan permalink
    09/10/2019 5:03 pm

    Woman empowerment! But there are feminists that advocate equality, yet feeling entitled of being a woman.

  33. Courtney permalink
    09/10/2019 5:54 pm

    I had no idea about October 11th!!! Such an important day for girls!!! We need to keep inspiring!!

  34. The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving) permalink
    09/10/2019 6:11 pm

    i have always enjoyed your posts and quotes. thank you for shedding light on this important topic. Joy

  35. mudpiefridays permalink
    09/10/2019 6:12 pm

    wow she is awesome she’s definitely an inspiration to the younger generation i hope she gets more recognition

  36. momi berlin permalink
    09/10/2019 7:26 pm

    this is a nice read and shows that we need each others help to uplift one another. i like your suggestion re joining community meet ups

  37. Ruth I permalink
    09/10/2019 9:06 pm

    This is definitely an eye opener. Kids must be heard all the time. Forced marriage is just inhumane.

  38. Kelly Martin permalink
    09/10/2019 10:28 pm

    Thank you so much for bringing attention to these issues. There is so much work to do for equality and female empowerment.

  39. Ntensibe Edgar Michael permalink
    09/10/2019 10:55 pm

    Parents have one duty only….teach young girls to grow ungovernable towards discrimination and injustice. Also, every child has to grow rebellious towards what is called the system.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:52 am

      Hahaha Ntensibe, trust you to go that route. I’m for peaceful co-existence though.

  40. Eileen M Loya permalink
    09/10/2019 11:56 pm

    Being a woman does not make you any less of a human being than a man. It is sad that there are still some cultures that treat women as inferior to men. Let us work to crush this stereotyping of women as the weaker sex.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:51 am

      We must be in it together and it starts at home.

  41. Bindu Thomas permalink
    10/10/2019 12:46 am

    So true. The three E’s- education, empowerment and encouragement are what is sorely needed today to end discrimination against women. I have heard somewhere, when you educate a man you educate an individual, when you educate a woman you educate a family.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:50 am

      Yes… very popular line.

  42. Fatima D Torres permalink
    10/10/2019 2:39 am

    I think it’s important to highlight the issues girls face in different cultures. Although they’re always trying to fit a mold, there’s this sense of beauty that can’t be attained. Even when you live in America, there are certain standards girls are held onto.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:50 am

      Exactly, gender discrimination is global. It is just more insidious in some parts of the world.

  43. Simply healthy vegan permalink
    10/10/2019 3:07 am

    I love motivation Mondays because lets face it…who doesnt need a bit of motivation on a monday!!

  44. Renata permalink
    10/10/2019 4:11 am

    This is such an important post on such terrible issues. Great you’re bringing this up. We need more of those deep posts.

  45. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    10/10/2019 4:48 am

    It’s great to know that there is a day specifically for us to talk about this issues more. Us women have come a long way and I hope we get to empower more.

  46. Joanna permalink
    10/10/2019 4:56 am

    This is the first time I hear about The Platform for Action, what a great initiative! It’s amazing that it has been 25 years since it has been signed but girls are still suffering in the world because of stupid traditions that hteir parents are not willing to break.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:54 am

      Yes, there are so many hurdles to jump over. Archaic traditions are the toughest.

  47. Ruchie permalink
    10/10/2019 5:07 am

    This is such an important post and I ;loved it because we need to understand the value of every child and more about girl power… Very perfectly researched and written!!

  48. Mudpiefridays permalink
    10/10/2019 5:43 am

    What a very important topic. I love the advocacy to strengthen and raise women empowerment. I hope that in time, people will open their eyes with gender equality issue. and the law will prioritize kids and women protection.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:49 am

      My sentiments exactly

  49. fromjesstoyouservices permalink
    10/10/2019 7:55 am

    I feel for all these girls in terrible situations but it’s better to know about it instead of turning a blind eye.

  50. emmandamian permalink
    10/10/2019 9:17 am

    International Women’s Day is all about Girl Power! It helps unleash the GIRL BOSS in you! Empower it!

  51. Simon Starchevsky permalink
    10/10/2019 10:08 am

    A very inspiring and important post to help girls everywhere feel empowered and driven. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

  52. Gervin Khan permalink
    10/10/2019 10:10 am

    This is such a beautiful post and I love it because nowadays, women are given the same opportunity and rights which is so important.

  53. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    10/10/2019 10:16 am

    I think we need more holidays like this. Girls should have more credit and should be reminded of that more often

  54. Mei permalink
    10/10/2019 10:33 am

    it’s always a joy to read your motivation moday posts, thank you

  55. Tiffany La Forge-Grau permalink
    10/10/2019 10:48 am

    We really don’t know how lucky we are sometimes. I want to help every girl I come across to be the best they can be.

  56. Ave Hla permalink
    10/10/2019 11:31 am

    Your posts are always so informative! Fighting for gender equality is so important. I had no idea that it’s International Day of The Girl tomorrow! We have to celebrate it for sure!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:53 am

      Hi Ave… we in this together

  57. Erin Knight permalink
    10/10/2019 2:48 pm

    I really like this post. It is so empowering. Women has suffered many unjust treatment over the decades, and it is great that you bring up this topic to movitate us going further.

  58. Tasha at Lady Boss Studio permalink
    10/10/2019 3:48 pm

    Thank you for raising awareness! These are such important issues and there is still so much that needs to change.

  59. Twinspirational permalink
    10/10/2019 4:17 pm

    As usual, I enjoyed reading your blog..! Thanks for sharing it, full of great words to live by.

  60. Norma permalink
    10/10/2019 5:06 pm

    It’s so important to bring awareness to girl education, empowerment, and encouragement. There are so many places around the world where girls do not feel valued and don’t have examples of other girls achieving their goals. Great post!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:48 am

      Sad but true.

  61. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) permalink
    10/10/2019 7:28 pm

    You are doing a powerful thing here, empowering young minds to be future leaders and confident women.

  62. Sundeep permalink
    10/10/2019 8:48 pm

    Where just done celebrating Durga Puja in India which is all about girl power. it would be foolish to think of women any less than men in today’s day and age.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:48 am

      You’d think, right? But this is not a universal belief and so we continue the effort to bring about changes.

  63. Rose A (@mail4rosey) permalink
    10/10/2019 11:18 pm

    Such a long road. While progress has been made, there is still such a long way to go.

  64. shophub (@shophub1) permalink
    11/10/2019 12:16 am

    Not only on the 11th of October is the day of the girl,everyday will be the day of the girl!I wish it from my bottom of the heart.Actually,this day reminds every girl of their equal rights.Appreciated your effort on this issue.Thanks for your writing!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:47 am

      Thank you… well said

  65. Gee permalink
    11/10/2019 1:03 am

    I totally support women empowerment and I believe that if women’s skills and capabilities are shown without contradictions, we can have a better earth to live in.

  66. Patricia Chamberlain permalink
    11/10/2019 1:28 am

    This post is so powerful! I am currently raising an unstoppable girl and it makes me sad that there are still so many places around the world where girls are not valued.

  67. Ruth I permalink
    11/10/2019 2:36 am

    I deeply appreciate the message of this post. It’s an eye opener to such issues which are sensitive that not most people look into. You are an inspiration.

  68. arun permalink
    11/10/2019 2:43 am

    I am glad to read this post. Yes, we women are unstoppable. We are the force of nature. And daily we are achieving new heights.

  69. Dalene Ekirapa permalink
    11/10/2019 3:03 am

    I’m really glad because of all the great milestones the society is making in terms of girl child empowerment, especially in Africa. And we definitely should join hands to run with such movements and not bring such efforts to waste.

  70. D'ondra Howard permalink
    11/10/2019 3:17 am

    Love this. Empowering our children is vital. We need to raise them up to be strong and courageous!

  71. Flossie permalink
    11/10/2019 4:04 am

    I cannot agree with this movement more. You are right, no one person or group or even country can solve this problem alone. BUT all working together, the more people we can raise awareness with, the more we can make an unstoppable force to make things better for all girls everywhere. This is one of the reasons I am a lifetime member of Girl Scouts USA, and have enrolled my daughters – their current campaign is to focus on and nurture the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) in all girls.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:45 am

      I completely agree… united we stand.

  72. Chad permalink
    11/10/2019 4:50 am

    So many injustices happening around us and you’ve highlighted a few! We as a society will have to do a lot more. As a start we need to raise awareness to all these topics which is what you’ve done here, THANK YOU.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:44 am

      It begins with us for sure…

  73. Angela Tolsma permalink
    11/10/2019 5:53 am

    I like the 9 actions that are being asked of communities. They are well worded!

  74. Kevin Akidi permalink
    11/10/2019 7:04 am

    We still have a lot to do in the struggle for equality but we have also come a long way. More and more girls have an opportunity to go to school now despite other challenges.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:44 am

      Yes, and it will continue to improve if we all do our part

  75. Polly Amora permalink
    11/10/2019 7:14 am

    this is the first time that I heard about GirlForce but I’m glad that it’s actually already out there. It’s sad that we need to have this implemented to be able to have our sisters’ voices be heard. Discrimination is such a pervasive negative influence and I wish it would just end.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:43 am

      It’s the theme for 2019 not the name of a group…

  76. jessica may permalink
    11/10/2019 7:38 am

    This is so important in today’s climate, so much goodness!!

  77. Sudipa permalink
    11/10/2019 7:39 am

    I truly believe in women empowerment and leading our society towards a better future totally depends on that. Great post

  78. Jasmine - Blogging and Living permalink
    11/10/2019 7:48 am

    I think that International Day of the Girl is extremely important. It sheds light on focusing on the accomplishments of girls and how they are being affected globally.

  79. Erik the Hungry Traveller permalink
    11/10/2019 7:10 pm

    Nothing but positivism on this blog post. I love how empowering and encouraging your posts are.

  80. Ana permalink
    11/10/2019 9:33 pm

    The data of 2.5 billion women and girls on the planet denied of their discriminatory and legal rights is quite heartbreaking. We need to empower our girls (and boys) for better future!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:42 am

      It is outrageous!

  81. Olya Amanova permalink
    11/10/2019 10:30 pm

    Celebrating our existence and importance in the universal harmony of good and evil – ) women bring so much love to this world and pretty much saving it for the rest of humankind.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:42 am

      We sure do…

  82. Marjie Mare permalink
    12/10/2019 7:52 am

    I am raising 2 girls and I am all for anything related to girl empowerment and making sure they live to their potential. As usual, thank you another inspirational post.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:42 am

      Likewise

  83. Neely permalink
    12/10/2019 11:43 am

    Oh I love this! I am having a girl in 6 weeks and anything motivational for girls has been calling to me recently!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:41 am

      Wishing you a safe and happy delivery

  84. itsasweetsweetworld permalink
    12/10/2019 7:10 pm

    Everybody should empower girls by providing them equal rights and education.

  85. World of Faz permalink
    13/10/2019 12:36 am

    Wooow this post touches my heart as well as my soul.. You have highlighted issues that people forget. Thank you for this.

  86. MUDPIEFRIDAYS permalink
    13/10/2019 3:01 am

    Thank you for this post and it is a very motivational content. Sometimes, it’s really difficult to be inspired and this kind of post kinda pushes me to go on.

  87. Sushmita Malakar (@sushmitamalakar) permalink
    13/10/2019 6:57 am

    Every time I visit your blog, I am always motivated to be a better person each day! Thank you for creating awareness about the Day of the girl. It is so important to give a girl child equal opportunity to grow and succeed! 🙂

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:41 am

      Thank you too… we are all working on this goal.

  88. Marrel Notov permalink
    13/10/2019 8:40 pm

    Ahhh love this, so refreshing to see that we are still raising awareness and working towards making this world a kinder and fairer place for girls to grow up and blossom into women who can carry on the torch.
    XO, MJ

  89. WritesandBlogs permalink
    14/10/2019 5:46 am

    Very useful post specially in India where there are still thoughts in rural areas not to promote girls. Girls are still there ones to be kept for household chores and raising children. Your article should be read by all and understand the value of a girl and respect.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:40 am

      I appreciate that observation

  90. Ruth I permalink
    14/10/2019 7:57 am

    There are still lots of issues in this world that needs to be dealt with. Thank you for this post. I hope more people will be aware that yes, we need to educate and empower them so they will know their rights.

  91. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    16/10/2019 2:50 am

    I do love your posts. always standing up for what is right and gives me the motivation for the rest of my day x

  92. Lyka permalink
    16/10/2019 3:33 am

    We all need this. Motivation to keep all us going. Thanks for writing this one

  93. catlifeandstylegmailcom permalink
    16/10/2019 3:46 am

    This is so dang important, i wish people would talk more and more about it. A lot needs to change, its almost 2020 and things seem to be moving super slow..
    Thank you shining light to this matters on your blog.

  94. Jojo Reyes Jr permalink
    16/10/2019 5:36 am

    This is a good and inspiring article. Thank you for sharing. – Jojo Reyes Jr

  95. MICHAEL SATTERFIELD permalink
    16/10/2019 6:07 am

    Great post, I wish there was more people talking about girls around the world. We have been working with NGOs in Central Asia for years and the need is so great.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:23 am

      Yes, there is a global need for more effort.

  96. Jimmy permalink
    16/10/2019 6:28 am

    the struggle is real and it is great to have people fighting the good fight!

  97. Joanna permalink
    17/10/2019 12:34 am

    I like than girl empowering is discussed more and more and there are so many campaigns going on about this as well. Girls should grow up to be confident that they can do whatever they dream of.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:22 am

      Agreed. you’d be surprised how many don’t believe that.

      • Joanna permalink
        18/10/2019 7:52 am

        I can believe that. I have recently attended a festival which supported an international initiative about female equality in music. They had exhibitions and special talks during the festival, and it was so eye opening.

      • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
        18/10/2019 8:29 am

        Exactly. I attended an art event at The Metropolitan Museum last night and it was about how female artists have been kept off the history books and dismissed in exhibitions historically… an eye-opener too.

  98. Farah Faz permalink
    17/10/2019 8:19 am

    This is inspiring, beautiful and really addressing what people are missing to see. Thank you for this.

  99. catherine santiago jose permalink
    17/10/2019 2:54 pm

    This is so important and I think everyone of us need to be part of it as all of us including our children wanted to live in a peaceful with no discrimination and with equality way of life.

  100. Nicz E permalink
    17/10/2019 4:48 pm

    I agree to all these.. We should always empower and respect women.. Thanks for sharing such a great blog.

  101. Marjie Mare permalink
    17/10/2019 5:10 pm

    If we could apply that message of Unicef: ” As we come together to celebrate our progress, let’s work to reinforce girls’ rights to a safe childhood, to decide for themselves, and to education and skills – in short, their right to the future they want.:. The world would be such a wonderful place.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      18/10/2019 4:20 am

      Indeed… but we know the story

  102. Dana Peller (@Pellerini) permalink
    18/10/2019 3:56 am

    I love that you’ve shared the issues pressed in certain societies. I’ll be sure to spread the word.

  103. Fatima D Torres permalink
    18/10/2019 3:57 am

    Understanding what others go through helps me appreciate the life I live today. Not everyone is fortunate.

  104. Elly permalink
    18/10/2019 6:13 am

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this! It’s so sad how many people don’t realize all these things still happen in the world today with young girls.

  105. Mike A. permalink
    18/10/2019 6:31 am

    Very important topic that tends to get overshadowed. Thanks for sharing this.

  106. WritesandBlogs permalink
    18/10/2019 8:47 am

    Your posts are always motivating. Women should be empowered, they can bring a tremendous change in the society. The immense potential they possess should never be ignored.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      19/10/2019 7:44 am

      Thank you… we all matter. 🙂

  107. Kristin permalink
    18/10/2019 9:07 am

    I love this post and its message of empowerment for women! The photos themselves are also inspiring and motivating. This power comes when we do help each other and lift each other up.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      19/10/2019 7:44 am

      Yes, it sure does help

  108. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    18/10/2019 10:58 am

    It is a sad reality that women are still being discriminated upon in other parts of the world. Most of it is deeply rooted in culture and tradition, however I see some young girls breaking the norm and showing the world what they are capable of. Pushing for women empowerment is as important as saving the environment.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      19/10/2019 7:43 am

      Indeed, it is very important as all we do in life is interconnected

  109. Nate permalink
    18/10/2019 12:14 pm

    Not everyone is fortunate and blessed. I am super grateful!

  110. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    18/10/2019 8:12 pm

    we girls are unstoppable, powerful strong and great. we can be united nothing can go wring that way.

  111. Sharvina.y permalink
    18/10/2019 11:37 pm

    Women have great potential! Representing over 50 % of the world population, we can do much to advance the global economy when properly empowered! Start by giving access to education fairly!!

  112. Lana permalink
    19/10/2019 11:01 am

    Always important to support and uplift girls, every day as well as on international girls day! Thank you for getting the word out.

  113. Bree permalink
    19/10/2019 12:41 pm

    I love the day of the girl movement. Girls are powerful! This post is so inspiring 🙂

  114. Simon Starchevsky permalink
    19/10/2019 5:33 pm

    Girl power to the max! Far too long have the female influence been underrated. No more.

  115. Twinspirational permalink
    19/10/2019 5:36 pm

    Such a lovely blog..! And it’s great that most girls love studying that’s what makes them unstoppable and outstanding.

  116. musingsandadventureswriter permalink
    19/10/2019 6:34 pm

    As someone who grew up in a developing country, I am still horrified by atrocities that girls go through in developing countries still today. Alas, (some) women enable the patriarchy and it is still deeply entrenched in the global south thus fueling girl child discrimination for education, child marriage etc. I just hope these UN events and holidays somehow spur us to move the needle.

  117. Serena permalink
    19/10/2019 10:15 pm

    It is so upsetting that we have to make days to recognise the obvious! Every person brings value to humanity. The quicker we learn that the more we’ll evolve for the better. Great post!

  118. amayszingblogs permalink
    20/10/2019 1:10 am

    I believe in girl power! and women are really powerful, smart and classy! We are precious diamonds same bright in the sunshine I really love this message on this post!

  119. Neely permalink
    20/10/2019 5:29 am

    Thinking about raising a girl coming up is so terrifying to me. We are so lucky here in the US with the rights and advanges girls have.

  120. aisasami permalink
    20/10/2019 5:52 am

    That video “Young girls force-fed for marriage in Mauritania!” is so horrible. It is is the 21st century and some unimaginable practices are still going on! We need continuously change these practices to postives ones!

  121. ameliapollock147 permalink
    20/10/2019 5:52 am

    I love reading your posts. Every time I come here there is something amazing to read,.

  122. You, Me and Benny permalink
    20/10/2019 6:32 am

    Us women are a force to be reckoned with and we know it! Great article!!

  123. The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving) permalink
    20/10/2019 11:22 am

    #6. I was amazed at how much it cost my friends to have babies here in the States.

    We def need more economical (yet safe and smart practices) birth plans.

    Joy

  124. Erik the Hungry Traveller permalink
    20/10/2019 4:32 pm

    I love the angle on motivation. I feel that Ignorance is one of the major problem that needs to be addressed and education is a tool to combat it.

  125. SHADRACK BIWOT permalink
    20/10/2019 6:55 pm

    This is something that should really be looked upon especially in my country where we have different cases like early marriages, lack of education for the girl child. The girls really do need to be empowered

  126. Suanlian Tangpua permalink
    20/10/2019 8:00 pm

    Never heard of International Day of the Girl. Great Idea! This a very important topic.

  127. StressedMum (@stressedmum01) permalink
    20/10/2019 9:46 pm

    As I tell my Daughter us girls have to stick together, we learn from our peers and my Mum is the best and hopefully passing on the wisdom to my Daughter

  128. WanderlustBeautyDreams permalink
    21/10/2019 4:27 am

    Such a powerful post. Such a great message in this post!

  129. Blogdaddyblog permalink
    21/10/2019 5:00 am

    Those 9 points are so simple as they are important. It is a shame that there are still a lot of places where this is not normal

  130. Adventures with Shelby permalink
    22/10/2019 6:42 am

    This is really inspiring!! Thank you for sharing

  131. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    22/10/2019 2:46 pm

    Very positive post! Lately it’s good to see that many people are talking and doing something towards women empowerment.

  132. Njkinny permalink
    23/10/2019 4:06 am

    You blog is so motivating and I always feel so much better after reading your posts…😊

  133. Sadia Munir permalink
    23/10/2019 11:30 pm

    This is really inspiring and motivating!! Thank you for sharing.

  134. Danielle W. permalink
    26/10/2019 8:22 am

    This is a very important topic. I think about my daughter and how different her life could turn out if she had been born someplace else.

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