One out of every four homeless women is homeless because of violence committed against her. Over 92 percent of homeless mothers have experienced severe physical and/or sexual abuse during their lifetime. We need to make some really bold steps to eradicate these issues. We must bring conversations like these forward.
Stella’s Girls celebrated International Day of the Girl Child with Goodera last month. Founder Kaprece James shared a few novel ideas about girl empowerment and virtual volunteering and spoke about many issues and the need for more women leaders in our society.
We went into the rabbit hole of challenges and opportunities created due to the pandemic. Sure it was a very tough period for all of us but humanity makes the best out of any situation. The silver lining shared by Goodera actually made us a little more hopeful as anyone in the world now can contribute towards social causes from their home by leveraging technology.
One question asked by the Goodera team that catalyzed the conversation was “What can corporate volunteers do to help girls feel safer?” The discussion was fruitful and led us to talk about how virtual volunteers can help the girl beneficiaries by creating educational content for them in the form of quizzes, comic strips, or short videos creating awareness about gender-based violence and how to deal with them.
This campaign was extremely motivating. It was a pleasure exchanging dialogues with Goodera to amplify our cause of empowering girls through education and advocating for their rights. We hope that people around the world identify and acknowledge the crucial role that young girls play and their contribution to society and help make the world a better and safer place for them.
Read our full conversation here.