Spreading Awareness

Shortly following the celebration of the International Day of the Girl, a 100% youth led movement for gender justice and youth activism, we would like to connect our mission to the movement spreading the nation. October 11th is the International Day of the Girl with the mission of “[helping] galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential." The movement tackles obstacles including education, rape culture, reproductive justice, relationship abuse, and many more. We share a similar goal of the movement: emPOWER girls and raise awareness for their rights and unique issues they must go through. One major issue that has been continuing to gain more attention is the issue of the large amount of uneducated girls in the world Almost a quarter of a million young women in developing countries have never completed primary school and lack the skills to work, but educated women have a HUGE impact on society. Educated women are less likely to die in childbirth, less likely to have children at an early age, less likely to get married at a young age, more likely to find work, and educating women narrows the gender wage gap. Through Kupatia we take inspiration from the International Day of the Girl in our strive to aid girls so they too have these better opportunities, not only for themselves, but to impact their communities and families.