‘I wish for a better life. I wish for food for my children. I wish that sexual abuse and exploitation in schools would stop.’ This is the dream of the African girl.

Leymah Gbowee

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About This Quote


Source: "Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls." TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from a 2012 TED Talk given by peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. Says Gbowee in this quote, girls in Africa must confront a dire situation: they do not have enough food for their families, and they face abusive situations at school. Watch the full TED Talk, about the untapped advantage of girls around the world, here: Leymah Gbowee - Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls