Their project ‘Act Like A Human’ is among over 620 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community and help to achieve the United Nations Global Goal 5; Gender Equality for all women and girls.
I got involved in the first place because I always think about inequality in society and the reasons behind them. As a teenage girl these I especially feel these inequality lie around gender and I find myself getting annoyed and upset by this. My view is that every person is born as a ‘human’, we don’t chose to be born into a specific gender or family. It cannot be a persons fault if they are born female or male, they cannot be expected to stand trial or live out social norms because of their gender.
Through this project I hope I will develop an ability to defend myself and my society from gender inequality. I think we have to learn do not judge or make somebody feel bad or shamed because of their gender and we have to learn we are human, we can have some differences because of our nature but we cannot have inequalities.
The challenge ahead of me will be changing the minds of people that hold sexist beliefs and dealing with negative criticism from them. I hope I will feel more equipped myself to succeed in the future after completing my project because I will have learned how to to respond to a prejudiced society and it’s sexist stereotypes.
The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.
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