Weekly Roundup

My weekly take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). Please share what you have been reading in the comments!

Local

DO NOT MISS the Powerful Voices Girl Justice training. It is one of the best one-day professional development opportunities out there. The only excuse for not going this year is having gone in past years: Friday, June 13, 9-4, South Side Commons.

We have a $15 minimum wage law in Seattle! The Washington State Budget and Policy Center explains us why that’s important. If you’re less into graphs, Everyday Feminism posted a video by John Green that breaks it down manic-video style.

If you, too, want to make graphs about economic issues, apply for the Betty Jane Narver fellowship and you can join the graph making analysts and advocates at the WA State Budget and Policy Center (and I will be incredibly jealous of your insanely cool job). If you’d like to get an idea what they do, watch this video of their recent event on funding education.

School’s Out Washington is hiring! If you’re into youth program quality, this could be the job for you!

National

Girl justice on girl justice action! Girl Up profiles Girls on the Run (international). I love it!

Girls Inc. announced their 2014 National Scholars. Read about these incredible young women.

Need a “how to” guide to doing feminism? Erin Kelley at Everyday Feminism has six tips you can use, in your life or as a conversation starter for your youth.

The Girls Leadership Institute released a study on girls and bravery and an accompanying tool kit with article, book, music, TV, and music recommendations to inspire bravery.

“FGM does not only happen to girls in faraway places,” Jaha Dukureh writes about her campaign against Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S. Read her entire piece at Half the Sky.

Don’t miss this month’s issue of Ms. Magazine! It includes an interview with Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

International

Pathfinder shared an interesting piece on how their gender and sexual health project GREAT (Gender Roles, Equity, and Transformation) is impacting adolescent parents in Uganda.

Girl Hub has a great piece on the economic impact of investing in girls. They released a study titled “Girls, Income, and Growth in Ethiopia” that “approaches its analysis from the perspective of the girl” while “adopting a more holistic view that considers how the challenges of adolescent girls are connected to boys and men, as well as to their opportunities when they become women.”

Really enjoyed Zuriel Oduwole’s piece in Chime for Change. 11-year-old Oduwole founded Dream Up, Speak up, Stand Up: a program promoting girls’ education in Nigeria, Malawi,Mauritius, and Tanzania.

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