I feel like history is made up with women who have had to prove themselves by facing the most ridiculous persecution. So it’s not surprising that in a historic move, Hillary Clinton is the first ever woman running for President against what is inarguably the most patronising, sexist, ignorant and frustratingly narrow-minded candidate to run for President. Ever. We women may have to consistently throw up our hands in indignation, but in fairness, idiocy seems to be a battle everyone is facing these days.
Interestingly enough, the American Elections come around the same time of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These goals were recently established by international leaders in September 2015 (in hand with Unicef) as a world-wide initiative to abolish and fight inequality, poverty and climate change. The way I see it, it’s a way for multiple movements and organisations, such as Unicef, HeForShe and Comic Relief and Global Partner for Education etc, along with regular people with convictions like you and me, to come together to fight these 3 major world problems.
I pledge to support Gender Equality, Goal 5 of the Global Goals.
I was introduced to the Global Goals when I saw the #WhatIReallyReallyWant challenge, which used the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ music video as an anthem. It’s went viral on social media. What I love about this approach is that it’s stirring, moving, impacting – and yet it’s fun and engaging without being preachy or serious. It’s difficult to argue with and it makes you want to get up and join the cause: