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
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.