Thursday, 10 August 2017

Xi from Australia: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Qi An




This is the story of Xi Wang for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Qi An via UN Online Volunteers.



Xi is an artist and designer living from Sydney, Australia. She loves Australia for the amazing beaches and sunsets.




During the day, Xi is working as a designer for the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (which teaches animation and game design). Here she is designing a promotion for open day. 




In late afternoon, Xi could be found teaching more hands on form of art - painting.




After work on this day, her church had games night, where Xi and her friends acted out scenes from the bible.





Then for dinner, they had a cooking competition. Xi and her group were responsible for making a cake!




Even after a full day, Xi uses digital drawing at home to put finishing touches on her latest work - she love to draw portraits.




As an Australian with Chinese ethnicity, Xi is very interested in learning how to write Mandarin. She practices every night.




And family comes first. Xi will always have time, even if late at night, to share drawing tips with her one and only sister.








The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the roles, challenges, activities and duties that females in diverse communities face in their daily lives.

SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd, a volunteer-run NGO registered in Zambia, implemented EDAG in order to place a strong emphasis on positively redefining the role of females in our society. This campaign highlights that gender equality and equity, woman empowerment, and safety for the girls is key to the world’s socio-economic development.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Marali from Peru: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Tania Ritko



This is the story of Marali Bances for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Tania Ritko via UN Online Volunteers.




Marali lives in Arizona, and is originally from Peru. She is a Mathematician, Musician, Choreographer, Dancer, Student, and Mother of two kids.




Marali takes extra math classes at Mesa Community College to keep up her skills. She likes to finish her homework before going to class.




Every other day, Marali likes to teach her three-year-old son different educational activities with a focus on reading and writing.





In the afternoon, Marali takes her daughter to Physical therapy at the local hospital.




After school work is done, Marali teaches her daughter to play an instrument. Marali is a flutist and often practices playing different songs.





Marali is learning to make dance clothing for her dance group.





Every other night, Marali choreographs a Peruvian Folk group, teaching them Peruvian dance. 
This is her, with the group that meets at the local church.





Before a show or presentation, she has a dance rehearsal at her in-home studio.







The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the roles, challenges, activities and duties that females in diverse communities face in their daily lives.

SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd, a volunteer-run NGO registered in Zambia, implemented EDAG in order to place a strong emphasis on positively redefining the role of females in our society. This campaign highlights that gender equality and equity, woman empowerment, and safety for the girls is key to the world’s socio-economic development.


Monday, 10 July 2017

Susan from USA: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Vivian Wan



This is the story of Susan for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Vivian Wan via UN Online Volunteers.



Susan is 19 years old and currently studying at a university in California.



She prepares the day by heading to the communal bathroom in her dormitory.




She then continues her basic hygienic routine, pack her bag, grab some breakfast, and
then heads to work or class.




Susan works as a Lab Helper in one of the Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular
Genetics lab at her university.




Her position is a lab helper and she helps make sure that solutions are made, supplies are
enough, and in general, keep the basics of the lab going.



Susan is studying towards a biology degree. In hopes of pursuing a biomedical research
minor, most of her classes are science and mathematics related.




Susan is currently taking a class on Biomedical Ethics. The female next to her is her
professor.





Susan usually ends her day by working a few hours, then heading my back to her
dormitory to finish some homework or laundry. Sometimes, she will go out to hang out with friends,
but usually she likes to end the day by giving herself some alone time to reflect on her day.










The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the roles, challenges, activities and duties that females in diverse communities face in their daily lives.

SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd, a volunteer-run NGO registered in Zambia, implemented EDAG in order to place a strong emphasis on positively redefining the role of females in our society. This campaign highlights that gender equality and equity, woman empowerment, and safety for the girls is key to the world’s socio-economic development.