Gifting smiles Covid 19 concerns

Elizabeth Ziro
Posted April 14, 2020 from Kenya

Now more than ever in times of the global pandemic and widespread school closures we should pay attention to most vulnerable children in our community. Out of school girls are in particularly vulnerable to #childmarriage #teenpreg and deserve more of our attention support and protection.  During this disaster of  Covid 19, we need girls who can stand up for their rights and protect their interests in scaling higher in academics rather than the prevailing wave of early marriage. #covid19concerns #giftingsmiles #endchildmarriage #stoptheviolence #education #staysafe

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Tamarack Verrall
Apr 14
Apr 14

Dear Elizabeth,
I have been thinking so much about you World Pulse sisters who have been working hard to reach and empower girls. All of the ways that girls are more vulnerable because of restrictions due to this virus, need to be reported and kept in the news to pressure our governments to recognize what added protections are needed. The UN has recognized that women and girls face extra dangers. This is because of voices like yours keeping the reality in the news. Let's keep speaking out together.

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 15
Apr 15

Many thanks Tam! Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.

sarah_2
Apr 14
Apr 14

Hi Elizabeth,
Absolutely right. There's no better time than now.
With the lockdown here and there,we stand with our girls and pray for all the evils done to them in the dark to be exposed.
Love-kisses-hugs

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 15
Apr 15

Now more than ever sister, it's our responsibility. I hope you're keeping well

sarah_2
Apr 15
Apr 15

Yes I am.
Thanks

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 15
Apr 15

Now is the time dear, we will not stop speaking out..❤❤❤

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 15
Apr 15

It's now or never sister Thelma!! We are the change we want to see. Keep you and yours safe

Chidimma
Apr 16
Apr 16

Dear Lizzy.
Thanks for sharing.
I totally agree with you, so many young girls and women will be endangered.
Now is the time to speak and acts.
#lstandwiththegirlchild
Stay safe.
Hugs

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 23
Apr 23

Thanks for the positive feedback Chidimna, it is now or never. We need to stand with our girls. Yes I am safe, please do the same, for me!

Amonge
Apr 16
Apr 16

Dear sister,
I believe in you and I know your efforts ,I pray for our young girls too that this pandemic doesn't drag them to early marriages. together as one

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 23
Apr 23

We are together in this and I appreciate the heads up Amonge. We should be our sisters keeper. Keep you and yours safe

Vanora.Lee
Apr 17
Apr 17

Very positive calling, stay strong!

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hi Vanora!
Thank you for so much. Girls are a bedrock of every society. Keep safe

Anita Shrestha
Apr 24
Apr 24

Thank you for sharing. Keep it continu

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 28
Apr 28

Appreciated. Keep safe Anita

You are a light to this world, my sister. Thank you for caring. I am proud of you. :) Keep up the great work, and please stay safe. :)

Elizabeth Ziro
Apr 28
Apr 28

You are also amazing in your own way Karen. Alluta continua. I will, do the same for me

I miss you, dear. How are you?