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Sierra Leone: Girls at work #dayofthegirl 2019

by Vickie Remoe
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In recognition of the Day of the Girl Child, team members of VR&C Marketing embarked on a day book photo assignment to highlight some of the activities that young girls go through on a daily basis in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

International Day Of The Girl exists to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face all over the world. The day aims to shed light on all the reasons we, as a global society, need to address the challenges, biases, dangers, and injustices young girls over the world.

International Day Of The Girl is meant to promote the empowerment of young girls everywhere, while also advocating for the attainment of their basic human rights, like education and bodily autonomy.

Here are some of the highlights of the assignment:

Anita 12 years old, picture taken at the kroo bay community while she was selling pealed oranges (c) jane williams / vr&c marketing
Fatmata, 14 years old, Picture taken along St. John axis while she was assisting her father who happen to be blind to beg on the streets of Freetown. (C) Jane Williams/ VR&C Marketing
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