The dreams of a 12 year old girl l.jpg
Advertisement
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
1 / 37

The Dreams of a 12 Year Old Girl PowerPoint PPT Presentation

EQUALITY NOW presents The Dreams of a 12 Year Old Girl Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. In 2004, Equality Now launched its Beijing +10 campaign to end discriminatory laws.

Download Presentation

The Dreams of a 12 Year Old Girl

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


The dreams of a 12 year old girl l.jpg

EQUALITY NOW

presents

The Dreams of a 12 Year Old Girl


Equality now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world l.jpg

Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.


In 2004 equality now launched its beijing 10 campaign to end discriminatory laws l.jpg

In 2004, Equality Now launched its Beijing +10 campaign to end discriminatory laws.


At age 12 a girl stands on the edge of adulthood she has dreams about the life she wants to lead l.jpg

At age 12, a girl stands on the edge of adulthood. She has dreams about the life she wants to lead.


She hopes to make choices and wants to prepare for the challenges she will face l.jpg

She hopes to make choices and wants to prepare for the challenges she will face,

the woman she will become.


Slide6 l.jpg

In spite of the progress made since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, many laws around the world overtly discriminate against her because she was born female.


Many laws around the world jeopardize her future l.jpg

Many laws around the world jeopardize her future.


I am your daughter your sister your friend your neighbor i am 12 years old l.jpg

I am your daughter, your sister, your friend, your neighbor. I am 12 years old.


I want to be an equal citizen l.jpg

I want to be an equal citizen.


Did you know that the citizenship law in my country treats me differently from my brothers l.jpg

Did you know that the citizenship law in my country treats me differently from my brothers?


I want to vote my mother still cannot l.jpg

I want to vote.My mother still cannot.


Why is my mother not allowed to vote in my country although my father can l.jpg

Why is my mother not allowed to vote in my country although my father can?


I want to work in a place of my choosing l.jpg

I want to work in a place of my choosing.


Do you know that in my country the law allows a husband to object to his wife s profession l.jpg

Do you know that in my country the law allows a husband to object to his wife’s profession?


Slide15 l.jpg

My father can prevent my mother from working if he thinks it against the interest of their marriage or children.


If i get married i want my husband to be an equal partner l.jpg

If I get married, I want my husband to be an equal partner.


Do you know that the law in my country l.jpg

Do you know that the law in my country:

  • Requires me to obey my husband

  • Considers my husband the head of our marital property, the sole administrator of our joint property?


I see my mother and aunts who cannot leave the house without their husbands permission l.jpg

I see my mother and aunts who cannot leave the house without their husbands’ permission.

I don’t want that to happen to me.


I want to inherit and own property whether or not i am married l.jpg

I want to inherit and own property, whether or not I am married.


Why should i forgo my right to inheritance and family property if i decide to get married l.jpg

Why should I forgo my right to inheritance and family property if I decide to get married?

In my country, I would have to.


I want the right to divorce and remarry l.jpg

I want the right to divorce and remarry.


My father beats my mother why does she need his permission to divorce him in my country l.jpg

My father beats my mother.Why does she need his permission to divorce him in my country?


I want to live free from violence and discrimination l.jpg

I want to live free from violence and discrimination.


Is it too much to ask that i be protected from rape even within my marriage l.jpg

Is it too much to ask that I be protected from rape? Even within my marriage.


I want to be free from female genital mutilation l.jpg

I want to be free from female genital mutilation.


Who are my laws protecting l.jpg

Who are my laws protecting?


The beijing declaration and platform for action say that i am equal to my brothers l.jpg

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action say that I am equal to my brothers.

I am


How can i be treated equally with my brothers if my country s laws discriminate against me l.jpg

How can I be treated equally with my brothers if my country’s laws discriminate against me?


Slide29 l.jpg

But I am hopeful.


Turkey has repealed a law that made a husband the head of the marital union l.jpg

Since the Beijing Conference in 1995 positive changes have begun:

Turkey has repealed a law that made a husband the head of the marital union.


Slide31 l.jpg

Mexico has reformed its law that allowed girls to be married at 14 and boys at 16. The marriage age is now 18 for all.


Morocco has adopted a new family code that eliminates discriminatory laws l.jpg

Morocco has adopted a new Family Code that eliminates discriminatory laws.


I want my government to protect my rights and give me a voice when i become a woman l.jpg

I want my government to protect my rights and give me a voice when I become a woman.


Governments incur no costs in ending discriminatory laws it is free l.jpg

Governments incur no costs in ending discriminatory laws – it is free.

All we need is political will.


Act now you can make a difference in my life end discriminatory laws now l.jpg

Act now.You can make a difference in my life.End discriminatory laws now!


Slide36 l.jpg

Get involved.Join me in creating a world of opportunity for girls.Support Equality Now’s campaign to end discriminatory laws worldwide Log on to www.equalitynow.org


  • Login