Colorful Girls Circles is an after-school peer group for marginalized girls at risk of school dropout, early marriage, domestic violence and exploitative labor. Based in Rangoon, Burma, girls between the ages of 12 and 17 participate in peer groups to discuss decision-making, self-confidence, sexual violence, body image, and cultural and religious differences.
In Burma, women remain underrepresented in politics, face barriers to employment and health care, and face gender discrimination in education. Due to financial concerns amid high rates of poverty, young girls feel pressured get a job or stay home to care for the family rather than attending classes.
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For my brothers and sisters in Gaza, Syria, Burma, Egypt, and everywhere else in the world. <3