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Kids are surprised when a game turns into a lesson in gender equality

POSTED July 16, 2021

Kids are surprised when a game turns into a lesson in gender equality

Watch these kids react to boys being given more than girls for completing the same task

Boy and girl play together on the floor

One in four girls, between the ages of 15 and 19, are not benefiting from education, employment or training, compared to one in 10 boys, reports UNICEF. Yet, the children in the video below remind us we’re born seeing everyone as equal.

“She was just as good as me, so we should get the same reward,” says one boy in a video after being given a better gift than his female partner for completing the same task.

At Children Believe, we promote gender equality by equipping girls and young women with tools to develop their knowledge, skills, confidence and leadership skills.

Learn more about our projects, and how we’re promoting gender equality in our programs.

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