Oct 10th 2020
The United Nations International Day of Girl Child’s theme is – “My Voice, Our Equal Future”. Let’s seize the opportunity to be inspired by what adolescent girls see as the change they want, the solutions- big and small- they are leading and demanding across the globe.
In this webinar, a few young adolescent girls and boys from India and the USA would join us to discuss the various advocacies they have been part of, to assert their power as change-makers, to inspire us. Cynthia would moderate the session, offer guidance to help amplify the voices of girls louder all over the world. Some of these teenagers are climate activists, education enthusiasts, and a few are lobbying for abolishing the pink tax. This discussion is most looked forward to, as a step towards the inclusion of young voices making a difference in the world.
Cynthia Changyit Levin is an American activist for global health and education. In 2003, she left a career in automotive engineering to become a stay-at-home mom. Her new maternal perspective helped her see the difficulties of mothers raising children in poverty more clearly, but added to worries about the future her children would live in. Engaging in advocacy helped her move from feeling helpless about the world’s problems to serving as a board member of a top international advocacy organization and accepting invitations to take part in World Bank meetings and a UN Foundation trip to Africa. For the past 13 years, she has led and coached volunteer advocates with RESULTS, the United Nations Foundation, and CARE.
For more info: www.changyit.com
Sri Jaladi is a 12th grader in St. Louis, USA, who is an anti-poverty advocate with RESULTS. He is the host of the podcast – St. Louis Teens.
Summer Levin is a 9th grader in St. Louis, USA, who is a global health advocate with RESULTS. She is a hub coordinator for the Sunrise Movement – a grassroots for climate action organization.
Abinayaa. P., from Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, India, is a musicophile and a nature lover. She believes that the fastest way to change society is to nobilize the women of the world.
Adiyanth Ravichandran is an enthusiastic 10th grader from The PSBB Millennium School, India. He has an immense passion for debating and model UN and is extremely interested in world politics. He desires to live in a world where everybody is seen as equals.
Harsh Srivastava, an 11th grader from Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, India, is an excellent communicator and loves playing football. He believes that everyone should receive education as it is a key ingredient in bringing reforms to our societies.
Maya.S., is a 10th grader from The PSBB Millennium School, India, a scientific autodidact, and a vigor debater. She believes that the deprivation of egalitarianism is the deprivation of humanity.
Srinija Konduru a 10th grader from The PSBB Millennium School, India, is a nature enthusiast and a passionate MUN-er and debater. She considers a society truly reformed only when equal opportunity is given to all genders.
Urvashi is a 9th grader from Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, India. She is interested in English literacy. She is a writer and believes that everyone has a voice to be heard.
- Hear about the importance of female voices setting policy to solve global issues like health, climate change, and poverty
- Gain new ideas on how to support girls’ voices around the world.
Who Can Attend
Young girls & boys, policymakers, school authorities, change-makers, global activists, NGO personnel, anyone who would like to see progress and advancement in the future of our girls.