SHE’S WORTH MORE; Representing Youth Activism
Save the Children U.S Headquarters is bringing the next generation of young activists to Global Goals World Cup. Team SHE’S WORTH MORE is made up of soccer girls from Weston High School in Fairfield County, playing for GOAL #5: gender equality. They stand up for the rights of the Girl Child.
This youth team chose GOAL #5 because this was the most relevant to their lives and to the rest of the world. Julia Morledge, a player of team SHE’S WORTH MORE, says that even in a sheltered community like Fairfield, they still feel the presence of gender inequality in a high school setting. This doesn’t dominate their culture as much as other countries, but Morledge says she sees it among her peers.
“In the future I’d want to see equal pay for men and women,” she said. “For women to have stable lives of their own, equal pay is a necessity.”
SHE’S WORTH MORE players are bringing a young energy to the tournament in New York City and raising awareness in their high school through local school papers and television. Their work to support the goals shows us that it’s never too early to take action and connect with others on a global level. All it takes is to stand up for your beliefs.