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Michelle Obama Is Fighting for Girls’ Rights
On October 11th, the world celebrated the International Day of the Girl. Michelle Obama took the opportunity to make a big announcement.
As a feminist that is particularly preoccupied by all the inequalities young girls from all over the world have to face, the former First Lady of the United States published a video on Instagram starring several young girls from different ethnicities singing Think by Aretha Franklin in a school. The song’s lyrics are very appropriate for the goal of the video, which is to fight for girls’ access to education all over the world.
Later in the video, you can see them in an auditorium, watching a screen where several facts are displayed:
“When girls are in school, poverty goes down, GDP go up, families get stronger, babies are born healthier and the world gets better.”
Finally, Michelle Obama enters at the end of the video and the words “Global Girls Alliance” appear on the screen. It is, in fact, the title of the new program of the Obama Foundation which sheds light on the changes that have to be done in order to free education from sexism.
“Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. I know a lot of you see yourselves and your families in them, too.”
– Michelle Obama
Personally, I have the right to education. I even have the right to what you could call a higher education. I chose to go to school, and I’m incredibly lucky to have that chance.
I don’t think school is for everyone, some might prefer to quit school earlier to go explore or to work. But I definitely believe education should be a choice available to everyone.
“The future of our world is only as bright as our girls.” – Global Girls Alliance.
Link to the video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E-nIJDHWBkI
P.S. Her book is out today! Go get your hands on it ASAP!