Girls 20 Summit Underway As Girls Prepare To Solve Economic Issues
It’s a rare thing these days to see a young lady in the press for doing more than flashing her panties. It seems that an articulate nine-year-old girl who addresses a room full of adults doesn’t nearly garner the same attention as those who flaunt padded boobs in beauty pageants. But while some retailers would have you believe that girls can’t do math, the G(irls) 20 Summit is doing their part to involve girls in the discussion of important global issues — and taking their opinion seriously.
The G(irls) 20 Summit, modeled after G20, is in its second annual run as a meeting ground for some of the smartest young women in the world, chosen from hundreds of applicants. The Summit chooses delegates from 21 countries to develop solutions to famine, economic challenges, global sexual health, and education while also addressing the unique needs of women and girls in impoverished environments.
This year, the Summit takes place in Paris and got underway yesterday as the girls attended panels on how young women can use their voices for political change and how girls and women are commodified. Their solutions to some of the world biggest crises are prepared just two weeks before the G20 leaders arrive as the summit is intended to elevate the importance of girls and women in solving world problems.
What makes the G(irls) 20 Summit unique is that the initiative acknowledges girls as a powerful resource to understanding and abolishing these issues. Girls are so seldom named the solution, and nearly always the problem.
Can’t wait to hear more about what these smart young ladies are up to on the other side of the pond.