The Girl Effect

The Girl Effect:

This was mentioned at TEDWomen by Hillary Clinton. I will post below this video a story she shared of how a cow saved a girl. Really.

Story as told by Hilary Clinton:

“This teenage girl’s father expected to force her into early marriage, but she had been to school and she received a cow, perhaps through the Heifer project, to encourage her to stay in school. When her father demanded she drop out of school and get married, she said no. When he insisted, she insisted right back.

“And finally she pulled out her trump card: ‘If I leave and get married, I’m taking my cow, that cow belongs to me.’ So guess what. She stayed in school, she was spared an early marriage, all because her father couldn’t bear to part with the cow.”

Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

You always have a choice, including the choice to *not* do something. In some contexts, inaction is the strongest act of all… for better, or for worse.

TED Talks: “In a series of witty punchlines, Patrick Chappatte makes a poignant case for the power of the humble cartoon. His projects in Lebanon, West Africa and Gaza show how, in the right hands, the pencil can illuminate serious issues and bring the most unlikely people together.”

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