"If you educate a man, you educate an individual. But if you educate a woman, you educate a nation."
Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, as both the Cairo and Beijing Conferences affirmed. The word "woman" holds a lot of meanings. It's not just a word used to distinguish gender. People see women weak and incapable of anything. They see that the woman's only duty is to do house chores and raise children. They forget that she also got rights and one of her most important rights is education. When we educate a woman, we make sure that:
1- There will be future educated generations.
2-Decrease in infant mortality.
3-Decrease in maternal mortality.
4-Decrease in child marriage.
5-Decrease in population explosion.
If a woman is not educated then, how is she supposed to raise her children? An educated woman has the skills, information, and self-confidence she needs to be a better parent. On the other hand, lack of education for women limits prospects, decreases family income, puts girls and women at risk, and limits the economic achievements of all countries.
"Educate women and their community will prosper. Deny them and the world will suffer."
Writer for Girl Power
قيت و تبعتك رغم إلي إحساسي قالي فك عليا
رغم إلي قلبي قالي حل عينيك و أغزر للشوك إلي في الثنيا
و رغم أكاكا تجاهلت و مشيت معاك بنيا
و فالإخر غدرت و بعدت عليا
و حطيتني في حبس ظلام و سكرت عليا
و إنتي طرت للسماء و ما حسيت بيا
لين لقيت عصفورة أخرى و ما عاد خممت فيا
غنيتلها غنايات قلت كتبتهم ليا
و قريتلها أشعار عملتهم و أنا نضحك من عينيا
مشيت حطيتلها النجمة إلي رسمتها ليا
في ظلام الليل قلت باش ما تبعد عليا
و نبقى ديما نشوف فيك بعينيا
نحس بوجودك يبردلي النار إلي فيا
عطيتها كل وردة حطيتها بين يديا
عمتلي بيها وشمة تخليك راسخ فيا
ربطتلي حياتي بكل ذكرة قوية
و خليتني واحلة في البهاوة إلي دارت بيا
صحة ليها و إنشاء الله مصيرها مش كيما إلي كان ليا
باش تقعد في بالي إلي إنتي صاحب شخصية قوية
و بألي عطيتها كل ما عندك باش ما تقعدش تفكر فيا
عارفة روحك في الثانية تطلع عشرة
و باقي تضحك و تقول نسيت العشرة
ميسالش مسامحتك رغم إلي ما سمعتها بوذنيا
و رغم ٱلي شرارة حبك مازالتها فيا
و نرى بضوء الشمعة إلي عطيتها ليا
أما كان إنت نسيت
أنا ربي يبقي الستر عليا
Write for girl power
“My greatest mentor was a woman”
The great mentor behind a successful man is a woman, his mother, sister, wife or friend. However, who is the mentor behind a woman?
I have always believed that the first mentor for a woman is herself, and once she lose herself somewhere and doesn’t know how to get back, her mentor is another woman but is it really always like that? Do all women support and be such a great guide and mentor to each other?
We are always busy blaming men for being non-supportive and judging towards women. It is obvious that we are so busy blaming men that we forgot to take a moment, look around, and see the reality. As much as we see women supporting each other, helping each other going through rough times and having each other’s back, as much as we see a lot criticizing and being helpless if not competitive and mean towards other’s women. I can give you a dozen of examples that I bet each one of us faced at least once in her life.
In 28 of March 2016, a conducted study with over 2,300 women across the USA age 18 and older learned that just 37% of women think that women are supportive of one another. Even if the numbers are very low, Americans influencers are not surprised of it. According the study findings, the younger you are the more likely you think that women do not support each other that is due to being trained since a very early age to view each other as competition. II AMA, at Oprah winery’s Show once said, “There’s a principle of the success that says that the way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else got if first” and this is the absolute key thing; the truly successful, powerful people want other people to be empowered.
If just, we, all the woman of all ages and all over the world stop looking at each other’s as enemies, try to improve ourselves and everyone around us we will achieve amazing things and put an end of any kind of underestimating toward women and none will be ever able to put us down again.
This is a recall to women from all around the world, let us be the power!
Girl power writer.
Pleurer la nuit sous sa couverture , se lever le matin avec des cernes plus sombres que ses propres pensées, avoir l’obligation de mettre du maquillage pour couvrir les terreurs de la nuit et devoir porter un sourire tout le long de la journée juste pour esquiver la question « est ce que tu vas bien? ». C’est la routine d’un grand nombre de filles depuis des décennies. Tout ca juste parce que la société ne les accepte pas , parce qu’elle les maltraite, parce qu’elle ne le voit pas comme un être humain comme un autre juste parce qu’elle est du sexe faible. Laissez moi vous dire une chose , la femme n’est rien d’autre que le sexe fort car sans elle y’aura rien de nouveau. Certains hommes veulent réfugier leur désir dans je ne sais quoi et la première chose dont ils y pensent c’est le corps de la femme. Comment pouvoir maltraiter une personne qui peut t’aider même dans tes idées les plus malsaines? Comment pouvoir se comporter comme un abruti en pensant que tu te comporte comme un homme ?
Laissez moi vous expliquer que la femme n’est pas juste un corps. Arrêtez d’objectiver la femme pour quelque chose qu’elle ne l’ai pas. La femme est l’essence de la société, avec elle on peut bâtir le lendemain et on peut même toucher un fond dans certains domaines sans un point de retour. Et par certains domaines , je souligne la littérature, la politique , l’économie, l’art et même l’environnement et l’industrie. La femme est le seul être vivant qui peut faire tous les domaines confondus et sortir d’eux comme une reine , parce que c’est ce qu’elle est réellement. Objectiver une femme ne va la rendre que plus forte qu’elle ne l’est déjà. Vous pensez l’avoir quand elle couche avec vous? Sachez qu’elle détient les cartes et qu’elle peut vous broyer quand elle le veut et comme elle le veut. La femme est quelque chose d’exceptionnel d’où le fait qu’elle est rester un point d’interrogation dans les têtes du sexe opposé et qu’ils n’arrêtent pas de faire des protestations sur le féminisme , juste parce qu’ils sont entrain de voir que chaque femme s’est réveillée en se rendant compte de sont importance. Ayez confiance en vous , montrez à tout les êtres vivants sur l’échelle planétaire votre valeur et vivez jusqu’où votre volonté vous conduira. -Aicha.Benali
MY SELF ESTEEM DISAPPEARED ... I DONT KNOW HOW TO INTERACT
Hey dolls , Today's article is based on how you can gain your self worth and respect as an individual.
English oxford dictionary defines self respect as - Pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honour and dignity. I believe that self-respect is that inner deeper feeling we have about ourselves. Believing that we can have that power and knowledge as a women. Individuals need to also understand that self- respect is earned it's an 'inside job' that no body else can do for us. It's not something we can buy but its something we earn, How do we earn it? .... well having a vision is key , writing down your core values mindfully creating your life and simply reacting to your circumstances. Knowing who you are and what you want. Choosing your priority's wisely and working on them , also make sure its something that's going to have a positive impact on your life or career . Taking action its simple. Do what you've set yourself to do. Our minds have a big impact on what we think and how we think so ignoring your thoughts is essential because it's one of the main reasons why we avoid taking action ( and therefore lose self-respect) Its the negative thoughts, limiting your thoughts and narrowing them. Don't listen because it will not only make you lose respect for your-self but it will make you unsuccessful , it will point out all the reasons why you cant be successful and all the potential negative consequences of your actions.
I believe that it's possible to experience self- esteem while having very little self- respect. In fact , when other people respect us but we don't respect ourselves , it's very difficult to let that positive attention in . It's not until we truly love and respect ourselves , that we can begin to believe that we are worthy of another person's love and respect.
One key message I would like to leave with the girl power movement member's and anyone else reading this article is, the next time you say yes to someone when you really want to say no, maybe your respecting them or scared of their reaction. Be aware of that because your sending the wrong feeling or you may be teaching the person that it's ok to take you for granted and treat you poorly. The next time you are spoken in a wrong or disrespectful manner and you choose to accept that by staying silent rather than standing up with yourself and speaking your truth, Remind yourself that you can indeed make another choice and teach that person to treat you differently.
The only actual thing we can change is besides living within us - such as our choices ,our attitude towards our selves and life in general , our decision making - We can then come out of our feelings of 'Victim' acknowledging that we are capable of taking control of many aspects of our lives
Remember - you alone are in control of yourself and of your life choices.
Do you have a story to share or have you been through any of our topics and would like to discuss it. We are here to help if English isn't your first language email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder and creative director of Girl power movement.
First of all remember that you came to this world alone and you will leave alone. So if you think someone will make you get up you're wrong. Kick your own butt and GET UP.
1-Never compare yourself to anyone. Because you never know what anyone is going through in real life.
2-Learn something new, a language for example, learn how to cook or DIY stuff like old clothes turn them into trendy ones.
3-Invest in your money, don't just waste it, make the money work for you.
4-Take care of your health, body & face.
Eat healthy foods, drink a lot of water and make your own face masks.
5- Learn how to spend time alone, think deeply, judge your actions, discuss yourself, it is so important to be friend with yourself and to find peace within yourself.
6- Go out for walks, alone or with good company, it is healthy mentally & physically.
7- Always give & don't wait to receive.
8-Get up early in the morning, don't miss any part of the day.
9- Be picky with your relationships, trust few. Always remember that you will not always be loved by everyone.
10- Travel as much as you can, life is short to spend your life in a boring country.
By Haifa Lazreg
Co- Founder of Girl-Power movement and chief Marketing officer.
"In recent years, women's body size have grown larger ( Spitzer , Henderson& Zivian,1999), While societal standards of body shape have become much thinner. Now this discrepancy has made it increasingly hard for most women to achieve this day an age socio culture "ideal".
Self - esteem issues does not only limit to women alone, however numerous studies reveal that women have arguably more pressure than men to look a certain way. Self-esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the opinion that you have of yourself inside and out. Self-esteem impacts how you take care of yourself, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Self-esteem is about your whole self, not just your body.When you have good self-esteem, you value yourself, and you know that you deserve good care and respect—from yourself and from others. You can appreciate and celebrate your strengths and your abilities, and you don’t put yourself down if you make a mistake. Good self-esteem means that you still feel like you’re good enough even when you’re dealing with difficult feelings or situations.
Body image is mental and emotional: it’s both the mental picture that you have of your body and the way you feel about your body when you look in a mirror. 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Educating ourselves about what "healthy" really is can be very beneficial. Knowing whats good for your body , skin, hair and nails and how to look after them is essential.
If you don't like your body its hard to notice the the good things and give your body the respect it deserves. Body image and self-esteem directly influence each other—and your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. If you don’t like your body (or a part of your body), it’s hard to feel good about your whole self. The reverse is also true: if you don’t value yourself, it’s hard to notice the good things and give your body the respect it deserves.
Feeling good about your body means having a healthier lifestyle , treating your body with respect, eating well balanced meals , exercising because it makes you feel good and strong about yourself,notice when you judge yourself or others based on weight, shape, or size, Ask yourself if there are any other qualities you could look for when those thoughts come up and dress in a way that makes you feel good about yourself, in clothes that fit you now.
Join our movement and be sure to email us on email@example.com if you have any stories to share with us .
Founder and creative director of Girl power movement .
“Don’t mention a person’s past mistakes when they are trying to change. That’s like throwing rocks at them while they climb a mountain .”
Today our GurlTalk topic is Mental Health within our young people and what is being done in our communities for them. Mental Health problems affected about 1 in 10 young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives (Mental health foundation).
The emotional wellbeing of young people is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well – rounded healthy adults. A new study shows a worrying rise in mental health problems among young people in the UK. According to the Department of Education, which spoke to 30,000 pupils aged 14- 15, more than one in three teen girls suffer from anxiety or depression. It’s a rise of 10 per cent in the past decade.
Young girls today face a huge range of pressure. Here at girl power movement young girls told us that stress from school, body image worries, bullying , insecurities within themselves, early sexualisation, peer pressure mainly from social media.
”I think about my appearance more than anything when I’m going to school, I’m scared of what people think as you must have a certain look these days. Here at Girl Power we believe social media has a major influence on young girls from consultation young girls told us they would like help on self confidence and how they can build their self esteem whilst being active on social media . (Make sure you fill the questionnaire on our free training that will be live soon http://bit.ly/2whS5lY )
Here are things that will help you
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If you have a story to share or would like to be involved by writing an article email us on Girlpowermove@gmail.com
Founder of Girl power movement and creative director.
The world can be a very dangerous place for young girls. The number of young girls under the age of 18 who have been the victims of sexual violence equals the populations of Germany and France combined - 150 million, estimated the World Health Organisation.
The physical trauma of violence may heal, but the emotional wounds often never close, creating a lifetime of depression , anxiety, suicidal behaviour, post traumatic stress disorder and low self esteem. Violence against girls ruin their futures , dreams and ambitions and be replaced with mostly drug addiction , prostitution , eating disorder, chronic health conditions.
Emotional and psychological trauma on young girls living with domestic violence suffer emotional and psychological impact in a household that is dominated by tension and fear. These children will see their mothers threatened , physically or sexually assaulted. They will overhear violence and conflict and see the aftermaths of the violence such as their mothers injuries and her traumatic response to the violence.
Daughters are more likely to become victims then their sons ( Dobash and Do bash, 1979). Women abuse is also the context for sexual abuse of female children. Where the mother is assaulted by the father , daughters are exposed to a risk of sexual abuse 6.51 times greater than girls in non abusive families (Bowker , Arbitell and McFerron,1988).
Lastly , girls are the world's greatest prime resource. While they are not the ones responsible for ending the violence they are also not just victims ; they are the prime movers of their own features and the leaders of change within their communitites and globally. By joining our campaign you can take action on issues like this one. We believe that education is key and in particular non formal eduction, it's critical for ending violence - we are experts in non-formal education. Non formal education can create a powerful force for change by empowering young girls and young women to understand and know their rights, this will be done by challenging root causes such as inequality etc.
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Nada Sghaier: 19 years old Tunisian girl, Creator of Aphro accessories.
Since I was younger I have been doing my own accessories.
My mom was my inspiration, she guided me due to her job teaching people about DIY.
Actually I was assisting to her programs to help her when she needed.
One day, one of my friends who was inlove with my creations, wanted me to do her accessories but she wanted to pay for them, at the beginning I didn’t like the idea because I didn’t want to commercialize(market) my passion.
Step by step, I dreamed to found my own brand.
And here you go I am now the owner of Aphro Accessories.
Now talking about the difficulties I’ve faced:
It was a bit risky, but in a good way, due to the clients contact I met cool people that helped boost my confidence.
Another difficulty was that the materials weren’t always available here in Tunisia. There is always the “out of stock” problem.
The quantity is always so limited that I found myself stuck between supply and demand.
And that was the biggest difficulty I had to face in my domain.
My advice to girls who want to start their own business don’t be afraid, don’t fear problems you’ll face, these exist in every domain, there are ups and downs in everything so you have to be strong and don’t let those obstacles ruin your beautiful dream.
“expect problems and eat them for breakfast”. Said Alfred Montapert.
The problems are just a step of the career toward shining
like a diamond .
Article by Haifa lazreg.