What Counts for Girls?

Today is the International Day of the Girl, a celebration of girls and young women everywhere and the Day of the Girl’s theme for 2016 is ‘What Counts for Girls: the Role of Data in Measuring Progress’, designed to address gaps in data on girls worldwide.

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Megan Madeira
You’re the author.

This month is my third month working as a Trainer at Resonate and every time I talk to women and girls that we train for follow-up, I keep being blown away by what women are capable of achieving. They create changes for themselves, their families and their communities once they are helped to have a sense of self-confidence in their abilities and given some tools for leadership and decision-making.

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Megan Madeira
Resonate partners with Imbuto Foundation

My dream was to become an engineer even though I knew it was going to be a big challenge for two reasons: taking many hours of sciences, and lack of support from my classmates and friends. It seemed to me it was almost a given that sciences aren’t female subjects, and that as a girl even if I attempted I would not perform as well as a boy would. I demonstrated the opposite, I was able to graduate from engineering school and now my goal is to inspire other girls to believe in themselves and never let others make decisions for them.

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Megan Madeira
Today, we celebrate.

Anyone who knew me can attest to the fact that I was a pretty energetic little girl – or, as my mother was fond of saying, I had chutzpah. I climbed trees, I raised my hand in class, and I’d try anything my older brother would, just to prove that I could. My parents told me (and truly believed) that I could do anything I wanted. I think I can, too – but it requires extra work and energy to break down barriers that exist for women.

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Megan Madeira
Caritas: Farmer, Tailor, Leader

It was a Monday, October 10, 2015 when I left Kigali for Nyaruguru. It started as a sunny and bright beautiful morning. It was a five hours drive, and by the time we arrived in Nyaruguru some rain drops had started falling down which was absolutely thrilling to every resident in the area based on their agricultural season expectations.

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Megan Madeira
Be Bold, Be Curious

This past week in Kigali, Rwanda leaders from across the globe gathered at the Transform Africa Summit. During her address First Lady of Rwanda Jeanette Kagame urged attendees to close the gender equality gap long before the stated Sustainable Development Goal of 2030.

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Megan Madeira
Ayla to Attend the Unreasonable Global Institute

Resonate founder and CEO Ayla Schlosser will attend the Unreasonable Global Institute in Boulder, Colorado this July and August. Selected from hundreds of applicants around the world, Ayla will be among 13 innovative entrepreneurs who will be joined by 75 mentors and over 100 funders to grow their organizations and catalyze lasting social change.

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Megan Madeira