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#MeetTheTeam: Nekesa Wamalwa She has supported Girl Effect’s Youth Strategy & Planning team & has helped launch Youth Advisory Panels across 7 countries, mainstream youth engagement & provide other technical support. We’re proud of the work that you do, Nekesa!
We work with girls to develop solutions toward closing the #GenderDigitalDivide, promote #SRHR & create equal opportunities for girls across Africa & Asia. Our vision is a future where every girl is in control of her body, health, learning & livelihood. #WomensEqualityDay
Chhaa Jaa engages girls & shares advice & information about their lives, health & more. One way our youth brand reaches girls is through social media. This post in particular is asking girls why they should go to the doctor when necessary & prompts them to reflect & respond.
Our team members will be speaking along with @PSIimpact, @PathfinderInt, @bbcma_et & @awaqiethiopia at our 2-day Social Behavior Change Learning Symposium event with @UNICEFEthiopia. Tune in on August 30: & August 31:
#Yegna or #Ours encourages +ve #behaviourchange for girls in #Ethiopia by tackling real life challenges through a TV drama, digital channels, music and club networks. @UNICEFEthiopia is happy to partner @girleffect to improve agency of girls in Ethiopia. Glimpses from school.
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Recently, we celebrated Bak Bak Gang’s - our Facebook girls-only online community - 3rd Anniversary. 🎉 It’s a safe space for girls to share information & advice. We’re proud of our team in India for co-creating this space with girls so they can connect & support each other.t
This partnership with Game of Choice, Not Chance will help bring more solutions to the table for girls in India. We’re excited to see where this takes us! #TheGirlEffect
#MeetTheTeam: Elizabeth Zewdu Her passion revolves around 3 words: Safe, Meaningful & Empowering. She supports the Ethiopian Youth Advisory Panel & takes pride & happiness in the safe space we've created for the members. We’re glad to have you on board, Elizabeth!
#MeetTheTeam: Temar Ermias She’s our Digital Coordinator and brings creativity to our projects. She loves being part of something larger that creates a difference and esteems creativity and personal evolution. We’re glad to have you on the team, Temar! #TheGirlEffect
Our team works with girls to develop fresh, creative & engaging ideas that help them take control of their bodies, health, learning & livelihood. Interested in learning about the people behind Girl Effect? Tune in every Mon & Fri for our #MeetTheTeam series! #WorldHumanitarianDay
Recently, some of our Ethiopian Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) members visited the production set of our Yegna TV drama. Our YAP members have been involved in reviewing Season 5’s content, testing products & more. Here’s what they had to say about seeing the drama come to life! ✨
We build media girls want, trust & need. From chatbots to chat-shows & TV dramas to tech, we talk with millions of girls across in 20 countries across Africa & Asia. Learn more about Girl Effect & help unlock the power of girls: #NationalNonprofitsDay
We use media & tech to help girls make life-changing choices. This is made possible by our wonderful teams across 4 continents which are made up of thoughtful, motivated individuals who help us create a better future for girls. We celebrate you all today! #NationalNonprofitsDay
#MeetTheTeam: Medha Kohli Responsible for Chhaa Jaa's Demand Generation work, she manages our chatbot, Bol Behen. An endometriosis survivor, she advocates for creating awareness about it & the lack of proper care for it in personal & professional fora. We’re proud of you, Medha!
Girl Effect prioritizes youth-adult partnerships to make sure girls have a seat at the table. Programs are more sustainable & effective when youth & adults partner in designing, implementing & developing solutions. #InternationalYouthDay2022 #YouthDay #ListenDontHear
We believe in youth-adult partnerships & that we must listen to young people to understand the challenges they face. Everything we do is informed & inspired by girls. 📸: Our Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors & Youth Advisory Panel members #InternationalYouthDay20222J
Our Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) provide insights into the challenges girls face that traditional media fails to capture. The progress we've made today wouldn't be possible without the voices of young people & TEGAs. Learn more: #YouthDay
Sabina Ntobi is one of our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) members from Tanzania. She’s among the many girls that collaborate with us on finding new solutions that work for their peers. Sabina’s passion and dedication toward girl empowerment continue to inspire us. #YouthDay
Girl Effect reaches girls where they are and delivers information via our chatbots, edutainment, and much more. Learn more about what we do: #TheGirlEffect
Chhaa Jaa reaches girls in India with safe online spaces to get accurate information about various #SRHR topics. Through our media programs, the Chhaa Jaa team works to make a change by delivering information to girls. Learn more: #InternationalYouthDay
#MeetTheTeam: Sakshi Nigam With experience in conducting mixed methods evaluation for public health & education programs, she’s passionate about working towards 'the recognition of capability to be healthy as a human right'. We love your dedication, Sakshi!
In India, Chhaa Jaa provides a safe space for girls to connect via its girls-only Facebook group “Bak Bak Gang.” It's a place where girls can explore themes that are seen as taboo & learn useful knowledge. It takes friendship to a whole new level. #InternationalFriendshipDay
#MeetTheTeam: Gontse Mbelu An Experience Designer, she is passionate about using technology to improve. With her background in business analysis & service design, she’s bringing passion & knowledge of user experience to the team. We’re very glad to have you on the team, Gontse!
Bridging the #GenderDigitalDivide is essential to achieving #SDG5 for #GenderEquality. At Girl Effect, we create content that helps girls make choices & be in control of her body, health, learning, and livelihood. Learn more: #TheGirlEffect @UN
Through music, Yegna helps girls navigate the challenges they face in their adolescent years. The song “Anferam,” meaning “we will not be afraid” is motivational, encouraging listeners to be brave, to not hold back, & to chase their dreams. #TheGirlEffect
We build media that girls want, trust, and need by creating safe spaces for girls to ask questions and learn more about sensitive or challenging topics such as relationships, health, education, and more. Learn more about Girl Effect: #TheGirlEffect
Girl Effect works with girls and young women, prioritizing their voices, opinions, and ideas, and involving them to create solutions to the issues they face in their daily life. Join in and help unlock girls’ powers:…
We spoke with Salamatu who told us about her experience as a Technology Enabled Girl Ambassador (TEGA). Our TEGAs are recruited, trained & paid as market researchers to conduct interviews with their community via mobile phones. Learn more: #WorldWideWebDay
Co-created with girls & young women, TEGA is our mobile-based research tool enabling girls to collect insights from their peers. This unlocks the open & honest conversations that might otherwise be lost or not included in traditional research. Learn more:
Need a gynecologist? Bol Behen, our chatbot in India, provides girls with local recommendations in real time! Not only does Bol Behen connect girls to services they need, it makes it easier for girls to ask questions they are not comfortable asking elsewhere. #TheGirlEffect
Technology has become an essential part of our daily life yet millions of women & girls are being left behind. Girls need to be one of the first, not the last, to benefit from tech so they can participate in the digital society. It's time to bridge the #GenderDigitalDivide.
Every girl has the right to independence. Let her live. #TheGirlEffect…
Our CEO, Jessica Posner Odede, was featured in @AuthorityMgzine where she talked about her journey as well as Girl Effect’s work and impact. Read more: #TheGirlEffect…
Missing out on HPV #vaccine has grave consequences for women and girls. Latest @WHO-@UNICEF data shows more girls missed out on the 💉than before due to#COVID199#pandemicc school closures. Crying need to recover lost grounds & protect girls from cervical cancer!…t
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It’s time girls had the freedom to be their confident and curious selves. It’s time to arm girls with the skills to negotiate and redefine what they are told is possible. Girl Effect does just that. Learn more: #TheGirlEffect
According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022 @wef, there is an urgent need to bridge the gender gap. Read more about how the lack of #genderparity is affecting women and girls: #TheGirlEffect
#MeetTheTeam: Shraddha Kulkarni Her strategic direction & management of partnerships have helped expand the TEGA program in India. She has run innovative smartphone-enabled research projects with adolescent girls & young women in northern India. She just keeps wow-ing us!
When the #COVID19 pandemic hit, most messaging about prevention was created by & for adults. Working with youth, we co-created and disseminated content that addressed the unique experiences, fears, and questions of young people. We reached more than 48 million users on Facebook.
When a girl has the right information and tools, she can transform her life and community. Yet many gender norms, social stigma, and barriers still prevent girls from having the same opportunities as boys. We are working to change this. #TheGirlEffect #GenderDigitalDivide
Chatbots make it easy for us to ask questions & get advice. They enable us to share non-judgemental & helpful information with girls. Through Big Sis & Bol Behen, we are changing the conversation around health in India & South Africa. Learn more:
We still live in a world where many people–especially girls–don’t have equal access to information, technology, and the tools they need to ignite change. This #MandelaDay, join us in empowering girls through education. Learn more: #NelsonMandela
Today we are reminded it's important to serve others. Join people around the world to give 67 minutes of your time or take 67 seconds to change a girl's life: #MandelaDay #NelsonMandela #TheGirlEffect
Our Youth Advisory Panel member, Rahma, has been nominated for the Tanzania Emerging Youth Awards 2022. We’re incredibly proud of her achievement, she’s become a role model for many girls in Tanzania! Go Rahma! #WorldYouthSkillsDay #YouthSkillsDay #WYSD2020 #WYSD
Today, for #WorldYouthSkillsDay, we want to give a big THANK YOU to all of the young people who help inspire, create & inform our programs in 20+ countries. You make our work possible & show the incredible power girls have to change the world. #YouthSkillsDay #WYSD2020 #WYSD
#MeetTheTeam: meet Suhair Remzi Suhair is always up for a challenge, and in the past year launched our Tech Enabled Girl Ambassador program in Ethiopia for the first time. We are constantly inspired by her work & commitment to creating opportunities to empower girls! Go Suhair!
From training our girl researchers, who help us build connections & reach girls in local communities, to upskilling future leaders via our Youth Advisory Panels, we invite youth to co-create content & solutions with our team. This is how we maximize our impact. #WYSD2020
Go Liya Haile for conducting this workshop, we’re proud of you!…
#CervicalCancer can be preventable, especially with the #HPVvaccine. But many girls don’t know this. Through media & tech, we’ve worked with @gavi to deliver accurate sources of information to girls. Learn more: @CR_UK #TheGirlEffect
#Throwback to #DayOfTheAfricanChild: Our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) members are vocal about the issues they are passionate about. We listen to our YAP members to continue working with and for girls. Learn more about us: #TheGirlEffect
On #MalalaDay, we remember the time @Malala visited Yegna in 2019. She talked about education & listened to girls’ personal stories while also visiting the sets of our Yegna TV show. More details of her visit: #Malala @MalalaFund
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