International Day of the Girl Child
My 11th drawing for Inktober shows some young girls posing in front of the camera. I was inspired by an old photograph of a huge group of young girls in front of the factory where they used to work.
It was not so long ago that it was common that these girls started working at a young age instead of going to school and go studying. A lot has changed since then, but there are still so many girls who don’t get the opportunities we’ve had or our daughters will have.
Today, the 11th of October, is International Day of the Girl Child. UN Women: ‘There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that girls face.’ (read further)
So let’s stand with the global community to support girls’ progress everywhere. Let girls be girls.
And take some time to watch this video with Emma Watson. It’s really strong and inspiring!