Girl Effect

Girl Effect

Girl Effect Live went underway yesterday at the venue Brick Lane in London which saw a great turn out from supporters.

The festival was headlined by pop star Jessie J and hosted a celebration, creation and conversation about the power of girls to break the cycle of global poverty. 

Tomorrow will mark the Girl Summit 2014, which is hosted by UK government and UNICEF. The idea is to bring together some of the UK’s best and brightest talent to spotlight girls as the most powerful force for change on the planet.

The all day festival carried on through the night to celebrate, incite, and educate young people in the UK about the aspirations and opportunities of girls living in poverty.

Jessie J commented on the event: “Living in the UK, we’re fortunate that we have the opportunity to strive for and fulfil our full potential, but this isn’t the case for many girls living in poverty. I got involved in Girl Effect Live, because I want to take a stand with other girls in the UK to inspire, recognise and celebrate the amazing potential of girls everywhere.”

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Street artist Amara Por Dios creates an interactive Graffiti wall at the Girl Effect Live event, an all-day festival which took place on Brick Lane in east London, to celebrate the power of girls in overcoming global poverty.  

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Champions of UK youth slam L-R Megan Beech, Ollie O'Neil and Tiana Oldroyd who performed at the Girl Effect Live event.

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A portrait of Melat a 17 year old Ethiopian student by artist Jimmy C at the 'Girls Reframed' exhibition, part of the Girl Effect Live event.

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George The Poet also performed at the Girl Effect Live event. 

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Alanna Roberts with the Tatty Devine Girl Effect necklace which she customised at the Girl Effect Live event.

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Jessie J wears necklace designed especially for Girl Effect Live, which celebrated the power of girls in overcoming global poverty. 

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Jessie J takes to the stage for Girl Effect Live. 

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As well as Sasha Keable taking to the stage for Girl Effect Live. 

If you were showing your support at Girl Effect Live, let us know about your experience.

 


by for www.femalefirst.co.uk


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