Meet Emelin, a young and remarkably voracious feminist who has taken her fight for equality for young girls and women in her town in Guatemala to the UN. She recently gave a speech at the UN about the struggles faced by young women in her community, which she says are “early pregnancy, sexual violation and a lack of education and health care”. Emelin was first laughed at by the mayor of her Guatemalan town when she asked him to help the girls and young women in her town by providing better health care. However, a year and a half later, she and a friend succeeded in persuading the mayor to enact policies that would help with these obstacles. Speaking in front of the UN now, Emelin hopes to continue making changes to create better lives and opportunities for the girls and women in her home town!
Full article: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2015/03/12/392174520/meet-the-15-year-old-from-rural-guatemala-who-addressed-the-u-n?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=pictureshow&utm_term=artsculture&utm_content=20150312