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On Saturday 12th October, we celebrated #Dayofthegirl2019 and simultaneously spotlighted #Lupus through @Sheblossoms. Lupus and many auto-immune diseases primarily affect women of color between the ages of 15 and 44.
@Sheblossoms Our all female line-up consisted of Shae Gibenzi and Shikkiey with a special appearance by GJ the Trap Queen. Our audience consisted of a female dance troupe from Korogocho, courtesy of Nuru Afrika who are a key partner in our Peace Builders Program.
@Sheblossoms The following images are from the last She Blossoms 2019, courtesy of @OnkeoRonny who is our Peace Builders Program photographer. The 2019 theme for International Day of the Girl was Girl-Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable.
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We can’t achieve gender equality until girls have control over their bodies and their future.

For millions of girls in the developing world those rights still aren’t a reality, but alongside national governments and NGOs, we are working to change that... 1/

I visited Senegal to see the successful work of our Women's Integrated Sexual Health programme - WISH for short.

#UKaid delivers voluntary family planning advice and contraception supplies globally, including across West Africa with our partners @MarieStopes and @ippf. 2/
I visited one of the #UKaid family planning outreach clinics in rural Fatick that is helping women and girls living in remote areas of Senegal access the vital voluntary contraception and basic information we in the UK can easily access. 3/
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#DayoftheGirl 1. I thought for sure that the media would be spotlighting Sen. @KamalaHarris's presidential presence at last night's #EqualityTownHall on a loop this morning. They're not. Are we lying to our daughters when we tell them that they can be anything they want?
2. Honest questions: What am I supposed to tell my black daughters? Do I *really* continue to tell them that hard work and preparation will always be recognized? Must I continue to defend the *opinions* of those who appear to not recognize the power of their voices?
3. There are so many little girls - black girls - who are witnessing Sen. @KamalaHarris shape history in full color.

These are my daughters, and they see Senator Harris as an inspiration. Don't they deserve that?

Why do people continue to try to erase history in the making?
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Meet Tabitha, a 16-year-old schoolgirl from @BornoGovt. For #DayOfTheGirl, she shared with us her experience on being out of school!
"I was once like many other girls & boys who are out of school. There was a time in my village when insurgents burnt down the school in my village. I was forced to stay at home for 6 months. Life became difficult as I was faced with a very bleak future."
"Thank God I was lucky to be given a chance to go back to school when schools were reopened in Borno State. I always wonder what life will be like if my dream of further education was cut short. I think about the many girls & boys that are out of school."
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Look at this Tweet. Your horrendous record on women's issues while part of the Harper Government speaks volumes. You did more to set women's rights back than any politician in modern history. #dayofthegirl #cdnpoli

- Under Scheer/Harper, Canada fell from #1 in the world for gender equality to #18 in 2011.
- Canada's gender pay gap was the world’s seventh best in 2004, but dropped to 25th place by 2009. #feminism #cdnpoli #dayofthegirl
- The Harper Government Harper government closed 12 of 16 Status of Women regional offices, and cut its budget by 34%
- It also cut funding for over 41 women's organizations. These include women’s shelters, advocates for women's health, equality and security. #dayofthegirl
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Mike Kalny, a Republican who held the elected position of precinct committeeman, sent this to Johnson County Democratic Women’s north chapter president, Anne Pritchett.

Kansas Republican vows to send 'lesbian Indian' Democrat back 'to the reservation'…
When he said, "kickboxing lesbian Indian back to the reservation", he was talking about @sharicedavids, who is poised to be the first Native American woman our country has ever sent to Congress.

And of course, Kalny looks like this. Here's his FB BTW.
.@sharicedavids couldn't care less what some backwater shithead says about her.

She could use your support to show the GOP that a "lesbian Indian" can win in Kansas


#ThursdayThoughts #nationalcomingoutday #dayofthegirl
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LIVE: Save The Children International with the Right Child Advocacy Club of Junior Secondary School Gwagwalada, Abuja on the International Day of the Girl 2018

#DayOfTheGirl #IDG2018 #EveryLastChild #DayOfTheGirlChild
Every Nigerian Child is afforded early, continuous, functional, and equitable access to inclusive quality education & learn in a protective environment.

#DayOfTheGirl #IDG2018 #EveryLastChild #DayOfTheGirlChild
The Principal of Junior Secondary School Gwagwalada, Abuja, Mr Ali Waziri in his opening remarks welcoming the Students and Save the Children International Organisation.

#DayOfTheGirl #IDG2018 #EveryLastChild #DayOfTheGirlChild
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DEAR DAUGHTER....Thus far, recriminations; Over the years, scarifications; Through it all, discriminations. #DayoftheGirl #DearDaughter
I carry them in my lashes looking down always in submission; my tongue twisting when I so desperately want to defend myself #DearDaughter
I carry them in where and when I am allowed to go; I carry them in my inability to count the coins of my hard labour #DearDaughter
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Today is #DayoftheGirl and I want to talk about barriers girls are facing to getting an education in our country right now.
Earlier this year, a report by @NWLC laid out some disturbing facts. These are just a few.
1 in 5 girls ages 14-18 reported being sexually assaulted. The rate among LGBTQ girls was even higher.
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