Girl Child, who were you before the world told you who you should be?

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PATRIARCHY

A social structure that arose about ten thousand years ago in which males came to be socialized to rule, lead, and own society and females as property. Females came to be socialized to submit, serve, and accept a secondary role in familial, religious, and social spheres.


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Why Translation Matters: Promoting Access, Inclusion, and Equality

Why Translation Matters: Promoting Access, Inclusion, and Equality

“What’s going on here?” This question animates Understanding our History of Patriarchy: What’s Faith Got to do with it?, a short animated video produced by the Girl Child & Her Long Walk to Freedom in 2019 that succinctly explains the ancient origin and systemic nature of patriarchy, as seen through the eyes of the “Girl ...

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Remembering Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Remembering Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

The following remembrance is from Girl Child project advisors, Will Keepin and Cynthia Brix, founding directors of Gender Equity & Reconciliation International. My dear Brothers and Sisters, we are ONE human family. . . We can be human only together. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu We pray for the peace of the soul of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond ...

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The Natural World is our Teacher: Advent as Pilgrimage into the Darkness

The Natural World is our Teacher: Advent as Pilgrimage into the Darkness

The bud stands for all things, even those things that don’t flower, for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing; though sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness. from Saint Francis and the Sow, by Galway Kinnell Advent is one of my favorite times of the year, even though I am always sad ...

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