girl's day

La journée de la fille - Lison Paris

On October 11, 2022, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl. Over the past decade, governments, policy makers and the general public have paid increased attention to issues affecting girls. Despite this, investments in girls' rights remain limited and girls continue to face many challenges in realizing their potential, a situation made worse by the simultaneous crises of climate change, COVID-19 and humanitarian conflicts. Girls around the world still have to fight for their education, their physical and mental well-being, and to obtain the protections necessary to lead a life free from violence. The COVID-19 outbreak has worsened the already dire situation for girls around the world and tainted the significant progress made over the past decade.

Girls, first victims of inequalities

Dropping out of school, excisions, exploitation, slavery, child labor, forced marriages, sexist and sexual violence, early pregnancies… Girls are still today victims of inequalities, exclusion, discrimination and abuse, which hinder their rights and has serious consequences on their lives.

Did you know ?

- Up to 10 million girls will be at risk of child marriage. The far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic put girls at increased risk of early marriage due to a combination of economic shocks, school closures and disruptions to reproductive health services.
- Nearly half of primary schools in least developed countries lack single-sex toilets – an important factor in girls' attendance – and more than two-thirds lack electricity.
- Girls are mainly victims of sexual exploitation (72% of girl victims detected), while boys are mainly subjected to forced labor (66% of boy victims detected).
- In middle- and high-income countries, only 14% of female top performers in science or math can expect to work in science and engineering fields, compared to 26% of top male performers.
- The gap between male and female Internet service users worldwide is growing from 11% in 2013 to 17% in 2019, and is widest in the world's least developed countries, at 43% .

Lison Paris and the girls

As you know, Lison Paris is a story of women. Lison, our grandmother taught us the love of detail, sharing and the joy of living. Our collections, inspired by fashion, our travels but also by our daughters are also a reflection of our commitments. We pay great attention to the certification of our workshops and factories. We work with mostly female teams with whom we have close and sincere relationships. At each factory visit, there are giggles, exchanges and smiles. The Lison Paris adventure must be positive for all our partners and particularly for women. So that they can provide for their families, be pillars of their communities and ensure the education of their daughters. So today we would like to take the time to think of all the girls and teenagers around the world who do not have the chance to dream of a pink future, who do not have the hope of choosing their path, nor that one wonders about their ambitions. We are thinking of all these single mothers who no longer have access to school, no more schoolbags filled with laughter or secrets exchanged...

So why mobilize on International Girls' Day?

Dropping out of school, excisions, exploitation, slavery, child labor, forced marriages, sexist and sexual violence, early pregnancies… all over the world, these inequalities, discriminations and violence hinder the rights of girls and have serious consequences on their lives.

- 12 million girls are married each year in the world before the age of 18, or nearly 1 girl every 2 seconds.
- 71% of victims of modern slavery are women and girls.
- More than 200 million girls and women have already undergone genital mutilation worldwide.

You too can take action!

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