2015年10 月9日這天,「女孩工作團隊」(the Working Group on Girls)在聯合國發表了第3屆的「女孩發聲活動」(Girls Speak Out)。
活動影片可見此:
http://webtv.un.org/search/international-day-of-the-girl-2015/4552639119001?term=day%20of%20the%20girl

在印度邁索爾的校園進行了項祝願服務,為全世界的女孩祈禱──特別是無法享受權益、遭到迫害甚至被殺害的女孩。校園中的孩子也會演出描述兒童婚姻和童工的諷刺劇,而這些戲劇讓孩子們能將訊息帶回家──那就是身為兒童,他們應能享受童年,並且受教育成為社會上有用的人。
同樣在印度,穆德比德里孩子進行的祝願服務則是要提升家裡對於「女孩的社會地位和更好的生活」之意識,同時也強調必須消除女孩在生活中面對的不同社會汙名和歧視。此外,學校也舉辦了論文和演講比賽以突顯女孩的重要性。

而在肯亞,10月11日這天,善牧修女會300多人一同聚集在恩布郡的一所高中歡慶女孩日。這場活動的範圍從學校一直延伸到附近的購物中心,總共有10個站點,分別呈現與女孩相關的10個議題:殘割女性生殖器(Female Genital Mutilation,GFM)、墮胎、貧窮、兒童性虐待、性別不平等、藥物濫用、童工、早婚、青年懷孕及酒精的影響等。在活動中一位女孩發表了一首美妙又觸動人心的詩。
相關影片請見此:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4fdwrj4RPZxVHZRaVhUVkUxLVU/view?ts=561&pref=2&pli=1

 

原文:International Day of the Girl Child Celebrated Around the World Contributions from GSIJPO New York, Province of South West India & Province of Kenya/Congo
文章來源:連結

On October 9th, the Working Group on Girls presented the 3rd Annual Girls Speak Out at the United Nations. The event brought over 650 girls together and was made possible by the tremendous support from the missions of Canada, Peru and Turkey and in collaboration with UN Women, and UNICEF. You can watch the entire event here: 2015 Girls Speak Out.

In Mysore, India, a prayer service was conducted by all schools in the campus praying for girls all over the world especially those who do not enjoy their rights as girls and are ill-treated and even killed for various reasons. The children also enacted a skit depicting child marriage and child labour. This skit brought home the message that as children they should enjoy their childhood as well as be educated to be useful persons in society. In Moodbidri, there was a prayer service conducted by the children with the theme of bringing home a greater awareness about the girl’s position in society, a better life in society; it also stressed the necessity to remove the different social stigmas and discrimination that girls generally face in their life. Essay-writing and speech competitions were held to emphasize the importance of girl child.

In Kenya, on 11th October, 2015, 300 beneficiaries of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd converged at Kanyueri High School in Embu County to celebrate the Day of the Girl Child. The event was marked by a procession from the school to the nearby shopping centre creating awareness on specific issues affecting the girl child in Embu. During the procession there were ten stations each station was represented by a particular issues and participants posed for prayer and explanation on that particular issue. The issues were Female Genital Mutilation, Abortion, Poverty, Sexual Abuse of children, Gender Inequality, Drug and Substance Abuse, Child Labour, Early Marriages, Teenage Pregnancies and Alcohol among others. From the ten issues they voted for FGM, Abortion, Poverty, Sexual abuse of children and Drug abuse as the priority to be addressed.
One of the girls presented a very beautiful and touching poem on challenges facing the girl child. Watch the video here.

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