Friday, November 19, 2010

Poverty Matters Blog Covers the Young Women's World Forum in England

In partnership with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Guardian, UK, runs the Poverty Matters Blog.

Today's post is written by Daniella Wilson, 22, from Freetown, Sierra Leone, who recently attended the first Young Women's World Forum, hosted by Girlguiding UK in association with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, held in Oxfordshire last month. Delegates from 90 countries met to discuss the millennium development goals, including gender equality. Daniella writes:
"Girls and young women have been silent for a long time and it is time for us to
speak up. No one can do it for us. We must speak for ourselves."
The rest of the piece is well worth reading, especially if you are looking to see a common issue through a different perspective. Read the entire post
here. What are your thoughts on the article?