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.


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