Girl News International

Dear Reader,

The easiest way to kill an idea is to not say it out loud. The easiest way to make women disappear is to not say their names, or even acknowledge the fact they have one. And there are so many more ways of hushing female lives: not letting their dance be seen, their song be heard, their knowledge be passed on. But women are speaking up and acting up. In Afghanistan, women are campaigning for their right of name. A hijab-wearing heavy metal girl group from Indonesia continue to do what they love. A young Indian girl will not be silenced in her fight against child marriage. And in Bangladesh, surfer girls follow their passion against all odds. They are seen, they are heard, they are talked about. They have stop being invisible. Let’s pass their stories on.

With strength and hope,
Ashley Remer & Kristina Kraemer
Girl News International

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