40. Girls Advocating for a Better Future

Finding Humanity

29-06-2022 • 31 mins

From a young age, Selin Ozunaldim questioned gender stereotypes. When she was 17, her little brother told her that she didn’t need to worry about studying because she could always get married. Hearing her brother say that made Selin realize she had to do something to change this way of thinking in her community. Now 19, Selin is the youngest representative of the United Nations’ HeForShe movement in Turkey, a global effort to engage men and boys in the fight for gender equality. She also founded the first Girl Up Club and Girls Who Code in her country.

In this episode, we explore the important role that young women and girls have historically played in fighting for change, equality, and justice for all. We examine how teen advocates have come to the forefront on the global stage, the challenges they overcame to get there, and how technology has amplified their advocacy.

Featuring:

Selin Ozunaldim, National Gender Youth Activist for UN Women, HeForShe Advocate

Melissa Kilby, Executive Director, Girl Up at the United Nations Foundation

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