Lots of organisations mark International Women’s Day on 8 March each year. But this year, we’ve been thinking about how we can make sure our celebrations have a real life impact. With that in mind, we’ve chosen to mark International Women’s Day by supporting GFS, a charity that has been making a difference for girls and young women since 1875.
As well as making a donation to the charity, we’ll be sharing our #choosetochallenge posts to raise awareness of gender inequality. We’d love to encourage you to join us by doing the same on your own channels. If you’re posting on your own channels, don’t forget to tag Paragon and GFS so we can see your amazing commitments.
LinkedIn @GFS @ParagonBC
Twitter @GFSEnglandWales @ParagonBC
Research shows girls start seeing themselves differently from the age of five, but there are very few organisations working with younger girls to help them build the foundations they will need to face life’s challenges.
Research also found that single-gender spaces encourage girls to take more risks, express themselves and develop their confidence.
So, GFS runs fun and safe spaces where girls can grow into strong, confident young women who are proud of who they are.
They recruit volunteers throughout England and Wales to run these girls groups and supply them with confidence building activities that will help girls and young women develop the self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and the resilience they need to be the truest, happiest versions of themselves, no matter what life throws at them.
If you’d like to find out more about GFS, go to www.girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk