Girl Justice Roundup

My take on the news from the Girl Justice movement (locally, nationally, and internationally). 

Local

Got a colleague, youth worker friend, mentor, boss, or employee who deserves some love? Submit them to receive a shout out at The Bridge this year! School’s Out Washington has the details. Given the research on happiness and gratitude, this should be a MUST DO on your to-do list.

Powerful Voices’ blog provides an inside look at Girls Rising, their summer program for middle schoolers. Sounds like it was a GREAT summer!

National

Akilah S. Richards at Everyday Feminism outlines how others view black women and girls’ hair throughout their life cycle. Great read that sheds light on how the dominant culture’s view of girls of color changes as they age. When you finish her article, check out her website. So much goodness going on there!

The Girl Scouts Research Institute released a series of state-level fact sheets that rank the 50 states and DC according to how well girls fare. Aljazeera sums up the findings in one sentence “Go North, young woman.” Read the entire report on the Girl Scouts website.

Also, something happened at the VMA’s involving Beyonce

International

A feel good story from Ebola stricken Liberia: a maternity ward that closed after the top doc died of Ebola reopened, and has delivered dozens of babies.

As back to school nears, Global Citizen introduces us to teachers from around the world.

 

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