IDGC 2018 Inspiration Award | Marisa Peer

IDGC 2018 Inspiration Award

International Day of the Girl Child

I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to tell you that I have won an IDGC 2018 Inspiration Award, in honour of my work in inspiring confidence in women and girls, particularly through the #markyourmirror and I Am Enough movement.

There are 1.1 billion girls in the world today younger than the age of 18, a powerful constituency with the ability to shape our future. They are brimming with talent and creativity; these girls need to be allowed the freedom to attain their hopes and dreams without fear of discrimination, abuse, violence, and lack of equal opportunities. Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years but also as they mature into women.

With the right support, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, and political leaders. It is, therefore, my pleasure and honour to inspire these women of the future to believe in who they are and all they do.  #iamenough