Monday, October 4, 2010

Global Girls News: 4 October

Latest news in bite-size just for you!

  • Commonwealth Games 2010: Today’s the first day of the Games! We’re excited about the netball here at Goal. There are 12 teams playing. Check out all the latest results here, and the netball schedule. We’re also excited to hear how our Goal Champion Deepali is doing. Her first match for India in the Commonwealth Games is 5 October at 17:00 India time…

  • The value of women: There’s a great article describing the experiences of Nicholas D. Kristof, prize-winning columnist for The New York Times. He describes stories of girls and women who have changed their lives for the better. “Educating girls and empowering women… makes a huge difference in a community’s economy”. Read about a woman who started her own embroidery business with a US$65 loan. Her business is so successful, she is now hiring people in her village to help her.

  • Bangladesh PM calls for empowering South Asian women: Sheikh Hasina has asked all leaders from South Asia to work together to help improve women’s empowerment and stop violence against women.

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