because i am a girl Essay

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Let’s Hear it From the Boys
Memorable Quotes From Men About Women
”What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.” Mark Twain, author
“It is possible, reading standard histories, to forget half the population of the country. The explorers were men, the landholders and merchants’ men, the political leaders’ men, the military figures men. The very invisibility of women, the overlooking of women, is a sign of their submerged status.” Howard Zinn, historian

”It is impossible to realize our goals while discriminating against half the human race. As study after study has taught us, there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.”
Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General
“The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its Women. If it’s educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. But if women are oppressed and abused and illiterate, then they’re going to fall behind.”
Barak Obama, United States President

Reflection
The organization I choice for this assignment is called Because I am a Girl. This organization focuses on the poor of treatment of girls in the developing countries. Two of the seven principles of Catholic social justice that best describes my organization would be the life and dignity of the human person and the option for the poor and vulnerable. I chose the life and dignity of the human person because it talks about how all humans are sacred and how everyone was created in the image and likeness of god no matter your race, worth, abilities and sex. Because I am a girl focuses on helping girls that have been neglected simply because they are girls. The people that work for this organization recognize this principle and…