Monday, September 26, 2011

Coming Soon: Girls 20 Summit!

Standard Chartered - Goal programme is proud to sponsor the Girls 20 Summit this year, a fabulous event that brings together brilliant young women from around the world to debate, discuss and design innovative ideas necessary to empower girls and women globally.

The agenda for the Summit is now available, but the planners know that you want to have your say. The team wants to hear your ideas for planning the Summit. Contribute on their new YouTube page!

As we countdown to mid-October, stay tuned for more updates on how we'll be linking Goal in the with this awesome event.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Welcome CGI readers!

The Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting is happening right now in New York.

Standard Chartered’s Group CEO, Peter Sands, is going to be participating at the ‘Sports as a tool for social good’ session tomorrow! You can watch it live on CGI's webcast at 3:45-5:00pm US time- channel 2! The other participants in this session are:
· Astrid Aafjes, Founder and President of Women Win
· Tony Blair, Founder of The Tony Blair Sports Foundation and also former Prime Minister for the UK and Northern Ireland
· Luis Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
· Dikembe Mutombo, Chairman and President of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, Inc.
· Robin Roberts, Co-anchor of ABC News and Good Morning America

If you’re new to the site, welcome!
Our programme empowers girls through sport and life skills education in India, Nigeria, Jordan and China. Learn more about Goal.
We also give daily updates on Goal as well as global news on women and girls empowerment through our twitter page @GoalGirlsGlobal.

Jyoti: “These days, what boys can do, girls can do the same.”
We have been filming video diaries of the girls in India which were filmed over a year to hear directly from them how their lives have changed. Meet 14 year old Jyoti, and watch the direct changes that Goal made to the lives of her and her family.

View more of our video diaries on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Calling all men to UNiTE against violence towards women and girls

Creating a t-shirt to stop violence?

UNiTE campaign is inviting men aged 18-25 to design a t-shirt which relfects a world where there's no more violence against women.

Have a look at the entries so far and vote for your favourite!

What is UNiTE campaign?

'UNiTE to end violence against women' was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2008. The campaign calls upon worldwide action to permanently stop violence against women and girls.