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Harim from Korea: Everyday A Girl

By Harim Lee

This is the story of Harim Lee for #EverydayAGirl, as shared via UN Online Volunteers.
My name is Harim LEE and I am 20 years old and from South Korea.

I’m really interested in women rights or other social problems regarding the minority. For this reason, I am in Yonsei Women Student Council and working for the rights for minor people such as the disabled, the sexual minority, sexual violation, etc. Today the council holds a seminar watching movie related with the issue of gender and sexuality.

After the movie seminar, the council carries out a meeting.

Finishing the all tasks, I’m waiting for the bus to go to my home.

For my school is very far from my hometown, I’m living with my university friend in Seoul. She and I talk with together everyday and share some concerns or daily events.  

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…

Alice from Brazil: Everyday A Girl

By Alana Aguiar Reiller

This is the story of Alice for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Alana Aguiar Reiller via UN Online Volunteers.

This is Alice, she is 25 years old. She is from Brazil and lives in Sao Paulo.

Currently, Alice is unemployed. So, she usually starts her day checking her email and social media, trying to make plans for the future. She is never away from her phone.

Alice lives with her parents and her grandmother, Liti, who is 80 years old.  Her grandmother raised Alice and her brothers. She stills is a very active woman and is always giving Alice wise advice.

Alice has been learning how to ride a bike. At least twice a week her brother takes her to the park to teach. Alice also likes to run. Being in the park makes Alice relax and think about life.

That’s Alice best friend Amanda who practices Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts). She has been trying to convince Alice to practice too - without success so far. But Alice always go to Capoeira events to motivate her friend.…

Sreetama from India: Everyday A Girl

By Sreetama Sen

This is the story of Mrs. Tanuja Ramanathan for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Sreetama Sen via UN Online Volunteers.

Mrs. Tanuja Ramanathan is 53 years old and has been residing in Mumbai, Maharashtra for the last 12 years with her family. She is a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Durgapur, West Bengal. 
She can speak fluently in English, Hindi, Tamil and Bengali and additionally can converse in Telugu and Malayalam. She loves to read, cook and feed amazing food to her friends and family. She is one of the most vibrant and multifaceted homemakers one can ever come across and here is an illustration of a day in her life which is commonly uncommon.

She begins her day at 5:30 am with the newspaper and filter coffee.

After breakfast when her family members have left for their respective offices, she gives tuitions to school kids from her neighbourhood.

Once the kids leave for their schools, she rides her scooter to either go to the market, bank or run errands of the house.…

Mary from Nigeria: Everyday A Girl

By Adedamola Odofin

This is the story of Mary Sunday for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Adedamola Odofin via UN Online Volunteers.

Mary is a 17 year old girl and the first born and only female of her family. She has three younger male siblings.

Mary lives with her parents in a rural environment in Nigeria called Gwarinpa.

Everyday, Mary wakes up 5:30am to help her mother cook and by 6:15am she starts the long trek to a community school where she schools in.

When Mary gets back from school, she helps out around the house by cleaning or washing the clothes of her younger ones.

Sometimes when free from playing with his peers, her younger brother Obiefuna, assists her in some of the chores.

Mary is a bright and intelligent strong girl and her future desire is to become a successful model and make enough money to take care of her family and to also prove those who shun such profession (modeling) wrong and shameful in her community.


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. 

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.