When world leaders signed up to the Global Goals they promised to ensure that no one is left behind. To achieve that promise, and all of the Global Goals, empowering women and girls and achieving Gender Equality – the promise of Global Goal 5 – is vital.
But, despite progress, too many women and girls have been left behind. These short films from the Leave No One Behind partnership highlight some of the challenges facing women and girls around the world. and how they are fighting for their rights:
The Global Goals are the plan we have to achieve progress. If we all work together and governments take action we can make sure that no woman or girl is left behind
These 4 short films, made by AfricaCreates.org, highlight some of the challenges facing women and girls, the action the Goals promise and how women and girls are fighting for their rights. Share them and help us spread the word!
ENDING HARMFUL PRACTICES
Josephine and Cecilia left home to escape early marriage and Female Genital Mutilation. Through education they are working to change their lives and those of others.
Eunice and Josephine had to leave their jobs working on flower farms in Kenya. They struggle to find work and they and their families often go to bed hungry.
ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION
Tracy lives in one of the poorest areas of Nairobi. She joined an orchestra which helped support her education. She is now a vocal advocate for girl’s education.
EQUALITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Juddy was injured in an accident 15 years ago. She fought to find a way to earn a living. She is now a leader in her community, teaching other women how they can empower themselves and overcome poverty.
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There have never been more ways to use your voice to ensure real progress for girls and women around the world.