United Nation Days

Sr Janet Palafox at the UN

By Karen Fogarty | Date 16.06.2020

This was the mantra stated at the first meeting of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) I attended shortly after arriving in New York for my United Nations internship…

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International Day of the Girl Child, October 11

By Karen Fogarty | Date 11.10.2016

Shanize Njeri Wanjiku is 10-years-old and lives in the sprawling urban informal settlement of half a million people, known as Mathare, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. A few weeks ago Shanize was the feature of a story on ABC’s 7.30; the story focused on the gigantic heart of this little girl and her gift for poetry…

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International Day of the Girl Child: The Power of the Adolescent Girl

By Karen Fogarty | Date 09.10.2015

Whatever you have been doing for the last 10 minutes, take a moment to comprehend the horrific reality – somewhere…

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