Author: Center for Girls

March 27, 2023

Field stories: “I am so happy and I feel like I have found my purpose”

Mrs Achara Wang* is a 55-year-old woman living in a village in Northern Chiang Rai. She has one child, is separated from her husband, and works as a voluntary guidance teacher in a community area, […]

March 20, 2023

Burning season: poverty and smog in Northern Thailand

Every year in Northern Thailand, following the new year, the weather starts getting warmer, the sun shines every day… and the grey smoke creeps in, thicker and thicker. By March and April, much of the […]

March 13, 2023

Earthquake aftermath on women and girls in Syria and Türkiye

Disaster struck the northwest region of Syria and Southeast Türkiye on February 6, 2023. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc and destruction, with over 300 aftershocks including a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on February 20. The […]

March 8, 2023

International Women’s Day 2023: Embrace Equity

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on March 8. It was inspired by the female suffrage movement, and is a day to bring attention to gender equality, reproductive rights and violence against women. […]

March 3, 2023

Decriminalizing Sex Work: Unpacking The Controversy

The decriminalization of sex work is a controversial topic, fraught with legal and political implications and complicated terminology. Opinions are deeply divided, especially among women’s rights advocates.  A key argument is that decriminalization would only […]

February 24, 2023

Lessons in leadership from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, is one of the most internationally loved leaders. She resigned the way she lead, with integrity, self-awareness, and strength. There are many lessons to be learned […]

February 18, 2023

Urban Spaces and How They Exclude Women

Like anything in life, excluding women, or indeed any group, from a conversation about something in society that directly affects them produces biased, unrepresentative results that do not reflect the full truth or experiences of […]

February 10, 2023

Call It What It Is: Use Words to Empower Women

Words are powerful. The way that we talk about common issues shapes the beliefs and norms we have about them. Changing the language we use and the conversations we have allows new ideas to form […]

February 2, 2023

2022 Highlights

2022 was a busy year here at the Center for Girls Foundation. A lot of good work has been done, the highlights of which we will look at here. But first, a reminder of our […]

December 21, 2022

OGBV: What is it and How Do We Deal With it?

UN Women has put together a Youth Toolkit to raise awareness about Online Gender-Based Violence (OGBV). In this post, we will outline the most crucial highlights of the Toolkit, delving into every angle of OGBV […]