Girl Scouts take stand for education worldwide

Courtesy of Kaci Freeman
Girl Scout Troop 60130, comprising fifth-graders from Los Altos, recently raised money for the Malala Fund, which helps girls around the world pursue equal educational opportunities.

Girl Scouts don’t just sell cookies. We also fight for rights, like girls’ education. This isn’t a problem in the U.S., but in other countries it is. That’s why our troop is taking action by raising money to help these girls who are less fortunate.

We have chosen to donate to the Malala Fund because it helps girls all over the world who don’t get to have the same education that we get. Malala is a role model for girls. People may remember her heroic story. In 2007, a group of people took control of her valley. Malala and her friends would have to sneak into school. Malala protested, even though she knew the dangers. As she became popular, the group started to target her.

Women deserve equal pay

Women in all different industries from all over the United States, such as Sheryl Sandberg, are standing up for their rights and demanding equal pay.

“It’s indisputable that there’s a real pay gap. … Every woman, every girl, deserves to get paid what they’re worth.” Sandberg told the Huffington Post in 2014.

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