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Girl empowerment

Posted by Dr. Susan on May 1, 2006

As I’m sure you know by now, one of my main life goals is to empower girls to take charge of their bodies and their lives. The way to do this is through learning, through teaching your friends (and even your parents) and to make a difference in your world and that of others by questioning the media, questioning peer pressure and even examining your family life.

Last night I was priveleged to attend a fantastic event that truly represented the opportunity for girls to learn, to become empowered and to teach. It was the 2006 Summit of Girls Learn International, Inc, a non-profit initiative that involves American students in the international effort for universal girls’ education. Each Girls Learn Internationalâ„¢ Chapter is paired with a “Partner Classroom” providing quality education to girls in a community in which girls have traditionally been denied access to, or discouraged from completing, education.

Several remarkable women were given awards at this event including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Cindi Leive (editor-in-chief Glamour mag.) and Mukhtar Mai. More about this tomorrow. Be in charge of your life and health


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