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Meet Wynter Oshiberu – Girls’ Globe Blogger from USA

Wynter Oshiberu has had a deep curiosity for languages and cultures from a very young age, and as she grew older her curiosity has blossomed into an appreciation for the mutual interests that individuals from various backgrounds share. Her recommendations for global leaders is to make quality education available for everyone and to put women and girls at the forefront of their decisions. These interests developed into her passions, thus she has earned a degree in International Affairs from George Washington University; and, she has worked with researchers, academics and thought leaders on various topics pertaining to the well-being and advancement of marginalized communities. She is most passionate about promoting and ensuring quality education for women and girls, especially in lower socio-economic settings and post conflict regions. As an avid language and education enthusiast, she has continued to augment her language skills by studying Arabic, teaching ESOL and completing her TESOL certificate at Georgetown University. She believes that educational and technological advancements will contribute to innovative solutions for a broad range of societal and global issues. …

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Meet Sarah North – Girls’ Globe Blogger from USA

Sarah North is a writer and adventurer based in Atlanta, GA. Professionally, she has worked in trafficking prevention and sustainable development with women and girls in the Himalayas of Nepal. With an undeniable interest in supporting girls and women to tell their stories, Sarah works with Girls’ Globe to grow our global network of bloggers and organizations and with other administrative tasks and fundraising initiatives. Her recommendations to global leaders is to celebrate differences that women and girls have to bring to the table, for this creates space for new ideas and ways to problem solve world issues. Sarah also writes for the outdoor outfitter REI and dreams of impacting women through backpacking and mountaineering expeditions that empower women to overcome discrimination and become leaders in their community. Sarah fills her spare time with trail running, climbing, and filming stories and adventures. Follow Sarah on Twitter @theGraley Featured image photo credit: Zayira Ray / Girls’ Globe Video credit: Creative Director // Kimberly Graf, Film Director // Tiffany Jackman, Director of Photography / Editing // Skyler Whitehead, Whirlwind Productions LLC

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Meet Amanda Ring – Girls’ Globe Blogger from Sweden

Since she was a young girl, women’s and girls’ rights have been one of Amanda Ring’s main passions. Amanda is an enthusiastic, generous and open-minded 18-year old from Sweden, who recently graduated High School where she studied Social Science with a focus on international relations. To help raise awareness of disparities for women and girls, Amanda participated in the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to enhance the conversation and inspire others to action. Amanda is committed to working with her local UN-association and PLAN International chapter as she leads a project group with a special focus on women and girls. During her last year of high school, she led a project to help facilitate a cultural exchange between girls in Sweden and Tanzania within the area of gender equality. Amanda values the voices of women and girls and spreading their ideas and opinions around the world. Over the past year, she has blogged for Girls’ Globe which has been an invaluable experience for her to develop herself and gain more knowledge about global issues. Now, she hopes that …

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Meet Felogene Anumo – Girls’ Globe Blogger from Kenya

Born and raised in Kenya, Felogene Anumo is a Pan Africanist and young feminist activist who is passionate about gender, racial and social justice with over eight years of experience in advancing gender equality through grassroots and online activism, research and capacity building of young feminists and women activists. Felogene’s roots in the feminist movement were planted at the University of Nairobi where she served as the Women Students Chairperson across the 7 campuses. During her tenure, she launched the first Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Week and a pioneer magazine on young women’s and girls’ issues dubbed AlphaDiva. In 2011, she was awarded Young Woman Achiever by the students’ association. With a passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth leadership and combating violence against women and girls, Felogene advocates nationally, regionally and globally for recognition of women’s and girls’ human rights. Most importantly, Felogene believes that key contributions, lived experiences, perspectives, politics, needs and voices of young women and girls need to be heard and reflected in policies, programs and debates affecting them. …

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Meet Tilde Holm – Girls’ Globe Blogger from Sweden

Girls’ Globe is in New York City this week during the United Nations General Assembly – bringing young women from three different continents together to participate, provide live coverage and provide their perspectives on conversations related to the Sustainable Development Goals and the rights and health of women and girls. As a student of social sciences and international relations, Tilde Holm’s passion lies within improving our world and recognizing structures within it that limit equality. Her experience in writing includes an internship as a “Junior Journalist” at the local magazine “Helsingborgs Dagblad”, and one year of blogging for Girls’ Globe. Through Girls’ Globe Tilde has also attended Women Deliver 2016, where she gained experience in live coverage, official representation and efficient writing. Since 2014, Tilde has been organizing events and meetings within the local UN Youth Community, with a main focus on women’s and girls’ rights. Tilde’s current voluntary work for the Admissions and Communications Team of Nordic Study Abroad Conference allows her to gain further experience in English, marketing and organization of large-scale events. Cover photo: …

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Meet Zanele Mabaso – Girls’ Globe Blogger from South Africa

Girls’ Globe is in New York City this week during the United Nations General Assembly – bringing young women from three different continents together to participate, provide live coverage and provide their perspectives on conversations related to the Sustainable Development Goals and the rights and health of women and girls. Zanele Mabaso is an ardent policy adviser, advocate for women & girls and a social justice writer with published articles on Girls Globe, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, SkyNews24 and other online global advocacy platforms with a focus on HIV Prevention, Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender Equality and Gender-based Violence. She is a Youth Advisor to UNFPA and The Partnership on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health – to name a few. She’s a youth leader notably recognised by M&G Top 200 Young People, Top 100 Brightest Young Minds and Top 35 Under 35 CEO’s Foundation. Follow Zanele on Twitter @zanelemabaso23 Girls’ Globe is partnering with Johnson & Johnson and FHI360 to activate dialogue on women, children and adolescents in the new Global Goals. FInd more …

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Speaking with Girls’ Globe Bloggers! – Part 2

Girls’ Globe is an amazing global network of young women who in various ways are dedicating their time and energy to strengthening the rights and health of women and girls. It is through individuals like these that change is made and we are thrilled to be growing into such a strong force for change by joining hands in the struggle to make the world a better place for women and girls. We want to continue to let their voices inspire you, not only through the great blog posts they write here, but through a new video interview series of short one-on-one Google+ Hangouts that you can watch and share. Camaro West, Canada (St. Kitts) Kara Brown, Scotland Esther Sharma, UK Marcia Banasko, UK Stay tuned to upcoming interviews each week with Girls’ Globe bloggers from around the world. You can see all of them here.

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Speaking with Girls’ Globe Bloggers!

Girls’ Globe is an amazing global network of young women who in various ways are dedicating their time and energy to strengthening the rights and health of women and girls. It is through individuals like these that change is made and we are thrilled to be growing into such a strong force for change by joining hands in the struggle to make the world a better place for women and girls. We want to continue to let their voices inspire you, not only through the great blog posts they write here, but through a new video interview series of short one-on-one Google+ Hangouts that you can watch and share. Here are the first three: Megan Foo, Hong Kong Diane Fender, USA Nelly Lukale, Kenya Stay tuned to upcoming interviews each week with Girls’ Globe bloggers from around the world. You can see all of them here.

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Meet the Blogger: Liz Fortier

This blog post is a part of a new interview series called “Meet the Blogger”, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our bloggers, their motivation and passion and what shaped them to become an advocate for the rights and health of women and girls.  This is Liz Fortier, a Girls’ Globe blogger from the USA who is currently residing in South Korea. Liz has a Master’s of Public Health degree and has extensive experience from a range of countries around the world. Liz has consistently been invested in the health of marginalized populations and improving access to health care for those living in poverty. She is also a Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor. Read Liz’s blog posts and follow her on Twitter @LizAFort. Why do you blog for Girls’ Globe? I blog for Girls’ Globe because of how much safer, healthier, and more innovative the world would be if girls and women had access to the same opportunities as men and boys. If more communities invested in girls, the global economy would be stronger, …

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Meet the Blogger: Farah Mohammed

Girls’ Globe is starting a new interview series called “Meet the Blogger”, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our bloggers, their motivation and passion and what shaped them to become an advocate for the rights and health of women and girls.  This is Farah Mohammed, from Jamaica, where she works at UNDP before heading to graduate school at Northwestern University in 2014. Her big dream is to make a meaningful contribution to the world, and live somewhere near the mountains. Read Farah’s blog posts and follow her on Twitter @FarahColette.   Why do you blog for Girls’ Globe? I think it’s a great and inspirational organization, with several passionate, hard-working women who are from very varied backgrounds but all equally impressive in drive and experience. I stumbled upon it through another blog, and was struck by the articles, especially the intelligence and originality behind them. It was clear the writers weren’t just padding portfolios or putting up filler content, but real, relevant news and opinions. What led you to becoming an advocate for women’s …