Monday, 16 October 2017

Kiia from Finland: Everyday A girl

By Kiia Strömmer



This is the story of Kiia Strömmer for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.


This is Kiia, a 21-year old university student from Finland, and this is what her day is like as #Everydayagirl.


First thing in the morning, she goes out to run to give a day good start. She thinks about what are her keys to be happy during her day:






Feel comfortable with yourself in your own skin and clothes.




Have a good job that challenges you to be better and making progress.



Develop and educate yourself.



Do sports you like and keeping yourself healthy. 



Spending time with people you love.



“Whatever you decide to do with your days, make sure it makes you happy.”

Because being happy is the most important thing. Before she goes to sleep, she writes down things that make her happy and what she is grateful about- by doing that you will focus on the good thighs and be much happier. 



“Every day may not be good but there is something good in everyday.”







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.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Silvia from Spain: Everyday A Girl

By Silvia Fernandez


This is the story of Silvia Fernandez for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.



This is Silvia from the balcony of her room at home, in Spain. She is a 25-year-old woman, living with her parents and her brother.



        During the summer days, Silvia likes to spend her time reading novels.


        Today is Spain’s General Election and Silvia goes to vote together with her family. After that, they go to have an appetizer before lunch time.




          In the late afternoon, when the temperature cools down, Silvia and her parents go for a walk at the beach.





        Silvia and her boyfriend, José Luis, like to spend time together whenever they can. Favourites of theirs include watching series together. 



        Tonight Silvia is cooking dinner with her brother. She is using the culinary machine to make a sauce for the dessert. It will be a brownie with English custard.



         At the end of the day, Silvia likes to relax by playing video games in her room.






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.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tamica from Australia: Everyday A Girl

By Priyata Pal




This is the story of Tamica Harradine for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Priyata Pal via UN Online Volunteers.





This is Tamica. She is 20 years old. She is starting her day at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane by taking a trip to the gallery’s garden.




Tamica points out her favourite piece of art; a blood red Chinese sculpture, covered in detailed, intricate patterns. 




Tamica poses by an art installation that doubles as an optical illusion.




Tamica peruses the clocks. They are all set at different speeds, and signify the passage of time during various events that have taken place around the world.




Tamica becomes the photographer; she is taking a photo of a piece of artwork.




Tamica listens to upbeat music that used to be popular many years ago.





Tamica reads about the artistically decorated vases and jars in the picture behind her.




Tamica is interested in social work. Here she is, reading a book about it in the Brisbane State Library.





Tamica laughs as she struggles to return a book to the shelf.




Tamica waits for her lunch at a local Greek restaurant.



Tamica takes a picture of her food to upload on Instagram. 



Tamica relaxes in the scenic glass room at the Brisbane State Library.




Tamica waits by the Brisbane City River. She is going to catch the ferry to get home before it rains.  








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.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Zainab from Pakistan: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

By Zainab Asif Dar





This is the story of Zainab Asif Dar for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.



Zainab is 22 years old, she is a student of political science at Kinnaird college Lahore, Pakistan.



Zainab is a member of Kinnaird political science club, and she loves to work for this club.




Zainab has a keen interest in political science, she is giving a presentation on provincial women protection bill.



Zainab is participating in a discussion on conflict resolution.



Zainab participated in anti-terrorism poster competition.




Zainab is also interested in dramatics, she is performing a play “toba-tek Singh”, which depicted the aftermath of division of sub-continent.







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.

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.