BALI girls lead Girls Govern Town Hall at GWU, Washington DC

This past Wednesday, September 14th 2016, a group of our BALI alumnae got to be a part of the first ever Girls Govern Town Hall, a wonderful event held at George Washington University, Washington DC, and a collaboration between BALI and Girls Global Media (GGM). At this event, the first ever Girls Bill of Rights was introduced. 

BALI staff Ebony and Oriela, along with our Board Member Cynthia McKnight, accompanied the 14 proud BALI alumnae to DC, some of whom had the opportunity to to participate in the event as panelists and moderators. 

The event started with a wonderful performance from Girl Be Heard and followed with a BALI girl, Jasmine Amladi and a GGM girl reading the Girls Bill of Rights, as it was voted on from thousands of girls around the country. 

The Girls Govern Town Hall included three panels on very important issues to girls and young women today and multiple keynote speakers from all three sectors: public, private and nonprofit. 

The first panel, where our own Maia Regman served as a panelist, was called Girls Rights Are Human Rights, and the main topic discussed was the issue of rape culture being so accepting in the United States. The second panel was called Navigating Social Media and Free Speech and our own Bharvi M.Chavre was a panelist, and the discussion revolved around the importance of having free speech while also making sure you are safe. The third panel was called Should She Run and it discussed the lack of girls and women in politics and what there could be done. Panelists, including BALI's Natasha Dodge, spoke about the importance of having more girls and women in politics from the lowest level to the highest, as well as the impact the current presidential election is having on them, considering the leading candidate for the first time in US history is a woman. 

Pictures from left to right:

Picture 1: BALI alumanae on the bus to DC. Left to right-Kay, Nicole, Bharvi, Farzana

Picture 2: BALI girls and staff being interviewed by Precious Fasekin (GGM)

Picture 3: BALI's Jasmine Amladi and GGM girl reading the Girls BIll of Rights

Picture 4: BALI girls and staff take a picture after the event, on their way back 

      BALI is an official sponsor of the International Day of the Girl for the third consecutive year!      



     BALI Alumnae who are interested in attending must contact the BALI administrative office ASAP!

Check out BALI girl, Fawzia Rahman share her story at the united Nations!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Girls Speak Out at the United Nations and be part of the greatest celebration of girls, girl power, and the unique roles girls play in our world.

Witness the work of girls from all over the world who have collaborated create a powerful message for the2015 Girls Speak Out! You won’t want to miss it! 

Girls will perform poetry, monologues, songs and  stories about ideas that need to be shared, conversations that needed to be started, and good things that we all need to continue. 

"If we get a government that reflects more of what this country is really about, we can turn the century--and the economy--around."

"If we get a government that reflects more of what this country is really about, we can turn the century--and the economy--around."

"Hillary Clinton’s expected announcement Sunday that she will seek the Democratic nomination for president a second time is the culmination of decades of hard work and strategic maneuvering. But behind every great woman is another great woman, and behind Clinton—and, really, every woman who has run for U.S. political office in the last four decades—is Bella Abzug."