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G(irls)20

Empowering Girls and Women Globally

G(irls)20 was the first social profit enterprise to advocate that female labour force participation (FLFP) be a key element of G20 priorities and actions. The G(irls)20 Summit brings together one delegate from each G20 country, plus a representative from the European and African Unions, the MENA region, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In keeping with the G20 Turkey Presidency, a delegate from Azerbaijan, Singapore and Spain will also join this year's Summit. While the G(irls)20 delegates discuss the same topics as the G20 Leaders, the participants are all girls, aged 18-23. The 6th G(irls)20 Summit will be held on October 5th & 6th, 2015 in Istanbul. The focus of the 2015 Summit is to respond to the 2014 G20 Leaders commitment to create 100 million new jobs for women by the year 2025.

Why We Cannot Afford Gender Inequality

We simply can't afford that so many women in Germany leave the work force once they have children, not returning at all or more importantly not to their full potential. This is not just an issue regarding female rights or female empowerment. It's an economical need.
06/20/2017 08:42 EDT
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The Future Demands A More Diverse Workforce

Thanks to the unprecedented pace of change in the market, we are now at a moment where anything is possible. To seize this opportunity, it's important to recognize that the power base is shifting. The new technology buyers of today have extremely high expectations, and increasingly, only want to do business with companies that mirror their own diversity.
06/07/2017 09:40 EDT
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Every Girl Deserves To Discover Her Own Superpower

As a black female robotics researcher, I know that I am different than most of my colleagues. I joined a robotics class in elementary school and the world of technology opened up for me. After making my first project, I saw myself as a super heroine -- I had discovered my superpower -- and felt that I was beginning to acquire the tools and skills to broaden my horizons and change my life's path.
06/02/2017 03:19 EDT

What The World Needs Now Is Empathy

"What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of ... no, not just for some, but for everyone." These words were written by Hal David in 1965 and set...
05/24/2017 01:59 EDT
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Young Women Use Social Apps For Social Change

Global networks formed through technology are powerful tools for girls and women to make their voices heard. In this era of connectivity, young women are using social media to step to the forefront of important societal moments, support one another and capture the attention of global leaders.
05/15/2017 05:22 EDT
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How We Can Help Empower Mexican Girls

The world is moving fast and we need to act faster by engaging women with long-term solutions. Merging my academic focus on education and economics with my passion for arts, I will use the G(irls)20 opportunity to contribute to my community by inspiring girls through three "I's" to achieve economic empowerment:
05/09/2017 10:32 EDT
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Physical Activity And The Overall Improvement Of Girls' Health

Many in Canada overlook the importance of having a well-developed physical education programs in our public schools. There is often the assumption that "gym class" isn't a priority and should be limited to provide more class time for linguistics and mathematics. Although these subjects are extremely important, physical education is just as critical and should not be overlooked.
05/05/2017 01:21 EDT
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The Global Stage: A 14-Year-Old's Perspective

This past summer, I covered the 7th G(irls)20 Summit. As the Official Global Correspondent I learnt about the G20 and how it operates. I worked with high potential young women from around the world to develop and formulate a detailed communiqué, which was presented to G20 Leaders before they met in China.
10/28/2016 03:53 EDT