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First the Mayor, Then the World – the Power of Telling Stories

Fifteen indigenous girls from a small Guatemala town transformed social norms and public policy in their community by successfully advocating with the mayor to approve and fund policies that support girls’ education and health. Two of these girls were then elected to the town council, becoming the first two adolescent girls to participate on a government town commission in Guatemala.

Recognizing the power to lead social change through telling stories like these, the Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI) is launching Let Girls Lead – a global movement that amplifies the power of girls to create their own solutions, tell their own stories, and lead social change around the world.

 

Originally published by The Guardian


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