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girls20 Summit 2012

Girls Around The World Fight for Equality

Olivia Zed | Posted 08.07.2012 | Teen
Olivia Zed

Together, we stand to face what is one of the 21st century's greatest obstacles -- the marginalization and disenfranchisement of women.

G(Irls)20 Summit: Russian Perspective on the Gender Issues

Kseniya Sukhotina | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Kseniya Sukhotina

Russian people don't believe that a woman-leader can be accountable, tolerant, stress-resistant, determined and lead a community. In reality, Russian women are limited in realizing their potential.

G(irls)20 Summit: Women's Voices on Food Security Loud and Clear in Mexico City

David Joslyn | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
David Joslyn

Between 18 and 20 years of age, delegates from each G-20 country and the European and African Unions participating in the summit are experiencing immersion into the important issues of global food security and abuse of children and women.

The G(irls)20 Summit: The Next Steps Forward

Megumi Yamamoto | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Megumi Yamamoto

I am proud to say with confidence that I am one of the many advocates for the 3.5 billion girls and women across the globe. How about you?

The Power to Create Change: The G(irls)20 Summit in Mexico

Elisabeth Jessop | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Elisabeth Jessop

Women need to be empowered and aware of their own voice and potential to make a difference. Women are the key to economic productivity and social stability. It's time to engage!

G(irls)20 Summit: Closing the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Eve Crowley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Eve Crowley

Despite the crucial role that women and girls play in their communities, they are all too often seen as a burden. To change such perceptions, we need to give them access to the resources they need to realize their full economic potential.

G(irls)20 Summit: The Voice From Girls and Women

Kefei Wu | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Kefei Wu

Before March 2012, I knew nothing about G(irls)20 Summit. It was by chance that I learned about the summit through Shanghai Roots and Shoots, and this...

Dear G20 Leaders

Veronica Cho | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Veronica Cho

I found it curious that there were no men on the team, to which the women explained to me that the men in their communities were silenced by fear and denial. To these women, however, fear and denial was not an option. As one of the women put it, "If I don't do it, who will?"

Stop Excluding Women From Farmer Business Associations, Field School Training

Dr. Rekha Mehra | Posted 07.20.2012 | Impact
Dr. Rekha Mehra

Women farmers work hard to grow food for themselves and their families, and for sale. They plant and tend, fertilize and weed, harvest and process -- in short, do all it takes to produce a crop. But they don't get much in return.

An Alternative Approach to the G20 Summit

Tara Pichardo-Angadi | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Tara Pichardo-Angadi

We should get to the point where being a woman or a girl is a non-issue as regards rights and access to health, education and jobs. This is still not the case in too many countries.

G(irls)20 Summit: A Great Campaign!

Barbara Cesar | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Barbara Cesar

It is unfortunate how much violence still exists in Brazil, largely against women. And most part of these women are not able to say anything about it. They usually do not denounce the aggressor.

Employed Women Are The Solution

Vera Campanelli | Posted 07.05.2012 | Home
Vera Campanelli

Being a woman is a great opportunity but also a responsibility, because our society is so far from being equal and united. Great changes are the result of little actions by each person. What you are waiting for?

The G(irls)20 Summit: A Girl, Mexico and the Presidency of the G20

Magdaly Santillanez | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Magdaly Santillanez

Ordinary people, like you or me, can make a change, but in order to do so, civil society needs to be more aware, united, and coordinated so that they can affect our communities in the most effect way until we understand that the change must come from governments and us.