September 12th, 2021, (Karachi Pakistan, Dubai UAE): This fall’s top transformative event is a virtual summit focused on enabling girls to be the architects of social change vis-à-vis digital empowerment, a mutually inclusive theme with that of UNICEF’s International Day of the Girl 2021.
Ananke, a digital media and development platform, engaged in providing opportunities for female empowerment through awareness and advocacy is gearing up for it’s second round of the Girl Summit on October 30th, 2021, Saturday. Held on Zoom Conference with a Facebook live stream (facebook.com/anankemag), Ananke’s flagship event aims to involve diverse audiences. The summit will be a one, full day event and consists of interactive presentations addressing key themes relevant to our world today. These include Education, Gender Equality, Creative Economy, Climate Change, Digital Rights & Cyber Safety, Disaggregated Gender Data and Mental Health.
Talking about the event, Ananke’s founder and executive editor, Sabin Muzaffar said: “The pilot edition was not just a success in terms of participation, it was a meaningful event as it made tremendous impact at the grassroots. It was groundbreaking because nothing like this – focusing the girl child – had ever happened before across the MENA and South Asian regions, especially in the digital space. We want to keep on doing what we do, initiate inclusive conversations, welcoming every voice on board. I think it’s absolutely critical, now more than ever to amplify a girl’s voice on key issues like education, climate change, digital rights, cyber safety, mental health and more.”
The summit will be a one, full day event and consists of interactive presentations addressing key themes relevant to our world today. These include Education, Gender Equality, Creative Economy, Climate Change, Digital Rights & Cyber Safety, Disaggregated Gender Data and Mental Health.
The summit will host discussions through a variety of programs on the primary ways in which the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has exposed educational and financial inequalities for women which in turn has confined a considerable number of females to unequal intra-household power relations such as in areas of decision-making authority and negative cultural norms.
The value of women’s roles in creative and cultural industries will also be explored to realize the great potential of women’s entrepreneurship in the case of their increased participation in creative economy. Furthermore, the consequential effect of the pandemic on women’s mental health will be examined to analyze the stressors of women’s already multifaceted lives and how well being resources could be effective in improving women’s mental health. Climate changehas also been known to have health impacts on women ranging from food insecurity to higher instances of domestic violence and is an important theme that will be scrutinized through a gendered lens. Additional themes associated with gender statistics to monitor progress towards gender equality and the existing crisis of cyber and Internet safety for women will also be incorporated in conversations to consider coherent strategies and solutions.
Commenting on the importance and reasons behind the event, Ananke’s human rights advisor, Melanie Bublyk said: “Self-worth, confidence and freedom to choose in regard to private and professional choices is empowering for women and girls. Gender inequality and bias hinders women and girls and prevents them from not only striving towards their best but also from living an autonomous life free of discrimination and fear.”
The Girl Summit will take place alongside with the publication of Ananke’s special edition concentrating on the event’s themes. The magazine will contain feature articles, interviews and various pieces along with giving the readership a background of all the organizations and speakers participating in the event. Since its launch, Ananke has always viewed the process of organizational collaboration to be of vital importance. This year our partners include purpose-driven organizations which will be officially announced very soon.
Sharing her thoughts about the summit, Ananke’s programs manager – the Americas – Rochelle Dean opined: “Ananke’s first Girl Summit encapsulated what it means to be a female in our time. A virtual event during a pandemic allowed all of our panelists and participants to engage with each other while utilizing the power of technology. Last year’s event was an example of what Ananke stands for, by showcasing the selfless mentorship for girls, of the trailblazing women of our era. This year, much like COVID, is a delta enforcement of the preservation of elite women and girls. Being able to empower women and girls all over the world during a global pandemic is not simply a glimmer of light, it is also female excellence, making our Girl Summit a global phenomenon.”
Walking to the talk, Ananke also offers women and girls internship and/or volunteer opportunities, aligned with its mission to initiate positive impact at the grassroots as well as arranging prospects of engagement and networking with women leaders at the event.
Agreeing with Rochelle, Ananke’s communications manager and offshore correspondent in Nigeria commented: “Working as part of Ananke team for the successful execution of the Ananke Girl Summit was nothing short of an incredible experience for me. I am an ardent believer that every young girl has unlimited potentials that are unlocked when she finds her voice. Spearheading this summit was an opportunity to do this at a global level. I love that hundreds of young girls were impacted and are taking steps to rise above all limits.”
Walking the talk, Ananke also offers women and girls internship and/or volunteer opportunities, aligned with its mission to initiate positive impact at the grassroots as well as arranging prospects of engagement and networking with women leaders at the event.
Talking about her participation, Ananke’s recently on boarded intern Fatima Baloch said: “What drew me to join Ananke was the apparent and inexhaustible passion of all those involved in its work. Putting women and girls at the forefront of all industries must be intentional and that is why I’m so excited to be a part of the upcoming Girl Summit where we will be doing just that!”
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