Emelin

Remember Emelin of Guatemala from my She-logy post last week “ELBA EMELIN JUANY

If you wonder what this teenage girl from Guatemala is doing now, a year after their little movie for the Let Girls Lead initiative was released, well, nothing much…just addressing the U.N. alongside U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Melinda Gates!

Last week, she was invited to speak at the U.N.’s “Every Woman Every Child” program, where she talked about her community and the struggles of teenage girls.

"Perhaps I could be a president for my community or my country 
and in that way have more chances or opportunity 
to help children and adolescents."

She has truly come a long way from being teased as a girl to believing that she can actually lead her community, her country.

She is an example of what a girl can do if you give her a chance, a voice, a mentor, an audience. She is an example of what a girl can do if you let her, if you let her lead.

What we tell our girls MATTER.

Meet the 15-year-old from rural Guatemala who addressed the UN (npr.org)


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