Women & Girls
From someone who knows, girls in developing countries can make a huge positive impact. Shelmina Abji, UN Foundation’s Adviser on the Girl Up initiative, discusses how girls can succeed with opportunity in some of the world’s most difficult places.
At age 12, Dr. Ntaiya wanted to go to school so badly that, instead of getting married, she agreed to undergo the tradition of female genital mutilation. She later returned to start her own school for girls (with Pape Gaye of Intrahealth and Gannon Gillespie of Tostan).
Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya: CNN Hero, UN Youth Advisor, One of Newsweek’s 150 Women Who Shake the World — all she wanted to do was go to school (with Linda Lockhart and Mary Mwende, of the Global Give Back Circle).
Linda Lockhart, Founder and Chair of the Global Give Back Circle, and Mary Mwende, from the first GGBC class, explains the progress and benefits of the mentoring organization.