October 10th: Indigenous Girls
October 10th: Indigenous Girls’ Rights
Sponsored by Girl Rising
Indigenous girls are subject to grave, systematic, and continuous acts of violence in their everyday lives. We demand an end to violence against indigenous girls, and the full, equal, and effective participation of indigenous girls in justice and support services. We demand #GirlsRightsNow to freedom from violence for indigenous girls
REDMI is a non-profit community organization, integrated by Mayan, indigenous women that graduated from the Abriendo Oportunidades® program, to benefit and provide social assistance and integral development. The mentors work at the community level, implementing programs directed towards girls and adolescent women, seeking to support their empowerment and for them to develop a life plan. The video shared today is one of the final products of a video workshop held with girls from Xeabaj and Tzucubal, Nahualá, Sololá, that participated in our Girl Rising Guatemala program, where they learned how to use smartphones and cameras to tell stories.
Join us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to hear from girl advocates within the WGG membership about Indigenous girls’ experiences!
YouTube: The Working Group on Girls
What Indigenous Land do we occupy?
With tomorrow’s Girls’ Speak Out taking place at the UN, we want to recognize that UNHQ rests on the unceded land of the Lenape people. We acknowledge the Lenape elders, past, present, and emerging for their wisdom traditions, and care of this Land and Water. This acknowledgment is part of an ongoing commitment to dismantle settler colonialism and white supremacy in all its forms.
Visit https://native-land.ca/ to find out what native land you occupy.
#GirlsRightsNow #WGGxIDG #11DaysofAction #IDG2022 #WithGirls4Girls #HonoringGirlsAdvocacy