Girl Justice Roundup

My take on the local, national, and international girl justice news.

Local

Who Are We: Tweens and Teens Identity Development, Seattle Girls’ School
Rosetta Lee presents this FREE training for the community on Monday, March 24 from 6:30-8:00 at Seattle Girls’ School.

Making Powerful ChoicesPowerful Voices
Ever wish you could be a girl again and participate in these incredible programs? Read this piece to get a feel for the Powerful Choices program, and learn how Powerful Voices collaborates with community partners.

Y-WE Ignite VideoYoung Women Empowered (Y-WE)
Take a few minutes to watch this inspiring video about Young Women Empowered. It’s worth it!

Powerful New Ad Shows Why Girls Avoid Science and Tech–And How We Can Change That,
Policy Mic
DigiGirls, a Microsoft program to get more girls involved in STEM, released a new video: Girls Do Science. The video shows girls talking about their experiences in STEM activities, and highlights the importance of community and support.

Amazing Job Opportunities
Techbridge is looking for an Executive Director
S
olid Ground seeks an Anti-Racism Initiatives Manager
T
he YWCA is hiring a Girl First Program Coordinator

National 

Women on the MapSpark Movement
The amazing young women activists at the Spark Movement are researching women’s history, and they want to share their learning! When you download their app, your phone will buzz when you pass a place that women made history. Seriously, greatest group of gals ever!

Rethinking Why to Prioritize Girls’ Education, Huffington Post
UW Madison Professor Kristen Moeller is taking a new look at girls’ education. Should we prioritize girls because doing so can spur greater economic growth, or because it’s the right thing to do? Mueller researches the impact of corporate activism on girls.

Children, Chores, and the Gender Pay Gap at Home, Sociological Images
When does the gender wage gap begin? Around age 8. Girls do more chores and get paid less, even for stereotypically feminine tasks like babysitting. “Girls do 35 percent more work than boys, but bring home only $0.73 cents on boys’ dollar.” Ugh.

Want to Get More Girls into STEM? Give Them Real Work to Do, Mind/Shift
A High School in Massachusetts takes an innovative approach to getting more girls into STEM: training them to work at the school’s student-run help desk.

Let Girls Learn
The White House launches a new initiative to support girls’ education. Read more from Ms. Magazine, and The Peace Corps.

International

Meet the 15-Year Old from Rural Guatemala Who Addressed the UN, NPR
A profile of Emelin, the amazing young activist fighting child marriage in her community.

How Girl Activists Helped End Child Marriage in Malawi, The Guardian
After being inspired by Emelin, read about how girls and girl-serving organizations joined forces to end child marriage in Malawi.

Teenage Pregnancy and What to Do About It, Girls Globe
Post by Joseph Ssennyange, a Peer Health educator in Uganda, on stopping teen pregnancy. Ssenyange writes “The boys have one big question to answer, ‘If I am not ready to be a father, why should I make her a mother?'” YUP!

Let’s Talk About Adolescent Health, Girls Globe
An update on efforts to promote adolescent health worldwide in preparation for launching the renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health in September 2015.

NEWSLFASH: Gyms Open to Saudi Girls, Ms. Magazine
Girls in Saudi Arabia will now be able to go to gym class! The policy change comes in response to increasing obesity rates among women and girls. Big step forward? Purely symbolic change? Read and form your opinion.