The Effect of the Girl Effect

Yesterday I saw this clever, 2 minute video called the Girl Effect that basically says that a girl can save the world!  It shows how by giving a girl an education and opportunities she can improve the situation of an entire community.  It is thought provoking and inspiring and takes 2 minutes to watch. For me, the video underlines the importance of acheiveing human rights for women and girls.  Too many people argue that social practices that harm girls or in some way disadvantage them are just “culture” or “tradition” and therefore the West should not interfere.  My response? Human rights are universal.  We musn’t underestimate, or undermine the power of the girl effect by denying women and girls human rights.

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10 thoughts on “The Effect of the Girl Effect

  1. This video outlines the importance of an ever changing world. The issues raised in this short two minute video will create a greater impact for women and girls in terms of women's rights and stereotypes. The connotations used in this video with the words and colour create a greater impact to the watcher. This video had a greta effect on me not only for its ingenius creativity but becaus eof its realism. Realistically this could happen…
    And it should.
    I agree with the Marx comment above about the dependence on women and with womens increasing social capabilities together as a race united change could happen.

  2. This video outlines the importance of an ever changing world. The issues raised in this short two minute video will create a greater impact for women and girls in terms of women’s rights and stereotypes. The connotations used in this video with the words and colour create a greater impact to the watcher. This video had a greta effect on me not only for its ingenius creativity but becaus eof its realism. Realistically this could happen…
    And it should.
    I agree with the Marx comment above about the dependence on women and with womens increasing social capabilities together as a race united change could happen.

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