The last issue of GNI looked at modernising the old model of ‘the princess’ into an empowering contemporary role model for girls. This issue explores the twists and turns that exist on the road to empowering young women. While girl activists as young as 13 are standing up for their rights all across Africa, an eight-year-old Australian girl lost her life while drag racing. It is so important to encourage young women to be bold and achieve their dreams, however, we must also consider the fearless becoming dangerous, as young women are entering into systems that have not considered them as participants and are not necessarily set up for them. This is when we know the systems needs to change.
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With strength and hope,
Ashley E. Remer & Megan Sormus
Girl News International